Fire at Sylvania grainery and fertilizer facility

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Fire crews were called to a fire earlier tonight in Sylvania.

We first received a call into our newsroom just before 7 p.m. about a fire at M. B. Bell, Jr. Grain & Fertilizer on County Road 27.

Witnesses said they heard an explosion around 6:45 and called 911.

A Sylvania police officer tells WHNT News 19 the facility had received a load of fertilizer earlier that may have started the fire.

Three fire departments responded to contain the flames.

M. B. Bell, Jr. Grain & Fertilizer