Updated: Kalmbach Feeds burns

UPPER SANDUSKY – Firefighters from four departments responded to a fire at Kalmbach Feeds Sunday night.

A Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Upper Sandusky Fire Department advised the sheriff’s office of the fire at the business, located at 7148 SH 199 in Salem Township. Personnel from Carey, Sycamore, Upper Sandusky and Wharton fire departments, Upper Sandusky EMS and the sheriff’s office responded. The fire was reported at 9:11 p.m., the sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.

The plant is operating today. The cause remains unknown, Chief Bob Orr of Upper Sandusky Fire Department said. Damage was contained to the auger where the fire started. A damage estimate was unavailable this afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

According to Kalmbach Feeds’ website, the 50-year-old family-owned business makes and sells nutritional products for livestock and poultry.

The website states the business started as a grind and mix plant in Upper Sandusky and now produces a full line of products and has more than 250 employees. It serves Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio and West Virginia and has partner branches in Michigan and Indiana, it states.