Madera County brewery continues to burn day after multiple explosions

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
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A fire and multiple explosions at a brewery rocked a Madera County neighborhood on Tuesday night.

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A chemical fire continues to burn at a beloved brewery in Madera County a day after it was rocked by multiple explosions.

The blaze at Riley's Brewing on Avenue 15 and Road 29 started around 8 pm on Tuesday night..

Neighbors in the area say they hear several booms before the flames.

In fact the booms were so intense, they shook the ground.

The fire started in one of the brewery's buildings and spread to a large silo filled with ethanol. No one was there when the flames broke out.

Over a dozen fire crews responded - some came from as far as the foothills to help.

An ABC30 crew at the scene saw flames so massive, they lit up the sky and could be seen from miles away.

The intensity of the flames even burned one of the fire crews' water tanks.