Lightning sparks fire near JBS plant

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – A lightning strike caused an explosion and fire near a JBS beef processing plant in Grand Island on June 14, according to local news reports.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. when the Grand Island Fire Department responded to reports of explosions and a large fire east of the plant. The lightning strike ignited biogas on top of a wastewater lagoon, according to news reports. No buildings were affected by the fire.

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