Potato Fact #224

Since Nov. 27, firefighters in Farmville, N.C. have been working 24/7 to extinguish a smoldering silo filled with dehydrated sweet potatoes. Over 26 million gallons of water have been used to fight the fire, but as of Dec. 16, it continues to burn. According to area man Jamar Wilkes, “it just smelled like burnt pie. The silo is owned by Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration, which supplies dehydrated sweet potatoes for use in pet food.