Photo Gallery | Photos: Fire at Blount County Farmers Co-Op
The fire has been ruled accidental. Officials with the Alabama State Marshal's Office and Oneonta Fire Department say the fire started as a result of machinery being parked too close to combustible materials. Read more here.
These are photos from the scene of a fire at the Blount County Farmers Co-Op in Oneonta on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
No one was injured in the blaze, and the cause of the fire is still unknown. A storage shed that housed chemicals at the co-op caught on fire. Some witnesses reported hearing explosions before the fire broke out, which officials say may have been propane tanks.
A portion of Highway 75 was shut down Tuesday to allow firefighters to put out the blaze. It has since reopened to traffic.