About 1,200 workers were evacuated from a Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb, Kansas, after a fire broke out Friday night. The large fire continues to burn hours after it started late Friday night. Crews are still working to get it fully contained. The plant will remain closed indefinitely.
Investigators do not know the extent of the damage, but there is a partial roof collapse in the area where the fire started.
Tyson Foods issued a statement early Saturday, saying “We safely evacuated workers about 8:30 p.m. Friday night from our beef plant near Holcomb due to a fire that started in the box shop. We have had no reports of injuries. The plant will be down indefinitely until we can assess the damage. We will soon be notifying our team members about informational meetings.”