Fire at Sanderson Farms prompts road closure, under control

Posted at 3:36 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 14:25:42-04

As of 9:30 a.m., Robertson County Sheriff's Office said the situation at the Sanderson Farms Feedmill is under control. 

A major road through Robertson County was closed this morning after an incident at the Sanderson Farms feed mill in Franklin.

Both sides of Highway 79 between FM 1940 and FM 2096 are shut down, and a Hazmat crew was on scene. 

The Franklin Police Department says that a fire broke out inside one of the silos at the mill. 

The Robertson County Sheriff's Office sent out an alert last night, urging drivers to seek alternate routes.

It is unknown why a Hazmat team was called to the scene, but all the employees at the mill are safe and accounted for. No one was hurt by the fire.

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