Columbus Fire and Rescue firefighters quickly extinguished a minor fire at the Columbus KiOR facility Friday.
First responders were dispatched to the scene after an emergency call was placed at 11:25 a.m.
Will Sanders, the director of the Port Authority, described the fire as relatively minor and said firemen extinguished it quickly.
No injuries were reported in the blaze.
CFR spokesperson Anthony Colom said the fire began when a group of construction workers were disassembling a large machine and sparks fell into a hopper where dust is collected.
CFR is still investigating the fire, he said, and the full extent of the damage will not be known until next week.
KiOR is a Texas-based company that built a $200 million biofuel plant on the island. The plant has not operated since 2013, and the site was sold to Georgia Renewable Power in October.
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