Melted Butter Clogs Historic Canal, Storm Drains After Dairy Plant Fire

  • A dairy plant caught fire in central Wisconsin on Monday night, sending the melted contents of a storage room full of butter flowing through the building as it went up in flames, local authorities said.
  • The runoff seeped into surrounding storm drains as well as a large canal adjacent to the business, which ultimately clogged the waterway despite crews’ efforts to contain the spread, CBS Chicago reported.
  • The blaze broke out at a dairy processing and packing plant owned by Associated Milk Producers Inc. in Portage, Wisconsin, a small city located roughly 50 miles north of Madison, at around 9 p.m. local time, the Portage Fire Department wrote in Facebook post.