CINCINNATI – Tyson Foods Inc., based in Springdale, Ark., confirmed that its AdvancePierre Foods plant in West Chester Township was evacuated after a fire was reported at the prepared foods facility on the afternoon of July 2. According to news reports, several fire departments in the area responded to the call and no injuries were reported.

According to Tyson, the decision to evacuate was made after smoke was reported in one part of the plant and operations were interrupted temporarily.

“We evacuated our Cincinnati, Ohio, facility Friday afternoon due to smoke coming from a piece of equipment,” Tyson said. “This was a precautionary measure, as the safety of our team members is always our top priority. The issue was fixed immediately, and production quickly resumed as normal.”

In Ohio, Tyson employs approximately 1,300 workers who operate three prepared foods plants and a distribution center in the state.