Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson told MEATPOULTRY.com the fire was discovered just after 4 a.m. on Nov. 12, when the processing plant was not operating. The local fire department was called and they brought the fire under control within a couple of hours.
“No one was hurt and the main plant was not affected, however, the Fulton Boiler building, which was a separate building used to heat fluid for the cooking process, was extensively damaged,” he said. “Because of the loss of building, the further processing portion of the plant [did not operate on Nov. 12].”
All employees at the facility were asked to report to work on Monday.