Crews battle fire at Bainbridge fertilizer plant

BAINBRIDGE, Ind. - Four fire departments and 10,000 gallons of water were brought in to battle a fire at a Putnam County fertilizer plant.

An outbuilding at the Co-Alliance Bainbridge fertilizer hub caught fire early Monday morning.

A passerby saw flames coming from the building just after 3 a.m. and alerted emergency crews.

The building stores vehicles for welding, but fire crews held back before confirming there were no dangerous chemicals in the building.

The fire was mostly out around 4 a.m., but crews remained on the scene to work on hot spots.

Firefighters from Bainbridge, Roachdale, Russellville and Clinton Township responded to the scene.

Crews had to bring in 10,000 to 12,000 gallons of water, because there are no hydrants in the area.

Two firefighters had to be seen by medical crews with heat-related injuries. They were treated on the scene and released.

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