Fire at Cameron industry

 A “torpedo heater” is the apparent cause of this fire Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at the Sweet Additions Ingredient Processors plant at 612 S. Eighth St., Cameron, according to Dave “Bimbo” Gifford, firefighter with the Cameron Fire Department. Gifford said the heater was being used to keep wastewater warm in a semi-trailer, before it could be hauled away. The heater caught one of the trailer’s tires on fire, he said. Flames also damaged a utility pole nearby. Xcel Energy was called to check on the damage to the pole.                                    Photo by Carl Cooley