Fire forces evacuation at Tyson meat plant in Kansas


About 1,200 workers were evacuated from a Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb, Kansas, after a fire broke out Friday night, officials said.

There were no injuries, said Sgt. Lana Urteaga of the Garden City Police Department.

Employees of Finney County Emergency Management and the Sheriff’s Office also responded.

“The plant employs 3,000 people and slaughters 6,000 head of cattle a day,” says the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

2 thoughts on “Fire forces evacuation at Tyson meat plant in Kansas

  1. This is huge! Thousands of cattle dead from flooding, now this. Just one more nail in the meat market coffin.

    1. Was thinking the same thing, Mark. Especially those poor chickens about to be bladed to death anyway…I hate factory farms, the reason I haven’t eaten veal since finding out baby cows are taken from their mothers at a few days old and confined in pens barely their size to be slaughtered a few weeks later. Likely they saved the workers, to hell with the animals!

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