While we wait for solar panels to erupt in flames just justify Walworth County’s ridiculous one-mile setbacks for solar power plants, one of the state-subsidized dairies we love and cherish has become a mooing inferno in Turner County:
On December 2nd at 11:36 P.M. Hurley, Parker, Davis, and Marion Fire Departments were dispatched to Full Circle Dairy for a structure fire. When crews arrived on scene there was heavy smoke coming from the attic of the parlor. Fire crews entered the attic and were able to contain the fire to a small area near the fire origin location. After the fire was contained crews began ventilation efforts, followed by “mop up.”
The fire was caused by a malfunction in equipment and spread through a vent pipe.
Turner County Sheriffs Office, Turner County Emergency Management, Viborg Fire with there Air Trailer, and Hurley Ambulance were also on scene [Hurley Volunteeer Fire/Ambulance Service, FB, 2023.12.03].
The fire appears to have been contained to the attic; Hurley VFAS reports no roast beef.
Crony-capitalist CAFO promoter A1 Development Solutions helped Full Circle Dairy secure $850K in sales-tax kickbacks for Turner County in 2020. Hopefully those kickbacks are helping the county pay for more emergency services to respond to CAFO conflagrations.
Full Circle Dairy appears to be run by Ag Business Solutions based in Grand Rapids, Michigan… or at least that’s the mailing address given on their official South Dakota corporate filings.