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Tyson Foods Plant Evacuated During Fire

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Officials told local media organizations the blaze started Sunday afternoon in a cooker at the site.

Crews were sent to the Tyson Foods plant in Robards, KY Sunday afternoon after a fire broke out in a cooker at the site, local news sources reported.

Workers evacuated the facility after the blaze ignited at about 1:20 p.m., coverage by television news station WEHT said.

Robards Assistant Fire Chief Lance Wayne told NBC News affiliate WFIE that the facility did not suffer any structural damage during the fire, and no one was injured.

Tyson’s plant in Robards processes poultry into a variety of chilled and frozen raw chicken products, as well as inedible hearts and livers for use in pet food manufacturing, according to information on the firm’s website.

Last week, the protein products company revealed plans for a new $425M poultry complex in Humboldt, TN, including a processing plant, feed mill, and hatchery.

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