Welder's torch ignited fire at peanut warehouse

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's Insurance and Fire Safety
Commissioner says a Jan. 20 warehouse fire at Sylvester's Farm
Commodities has been ruled accidental.

According to John Oxendine, an investigation determined the fire
was ignited by a spark from welder's torch.

The massive blaze destroyed 2,300 tons of peanuts worth an
estimated $1.5 million and the $2 million structure.

Oxendine said insurance should cover the losses.

There were no injuries.


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