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Fire Crews Battle Silo Fire at Processing Plant

The plant processes tomatoes, cotton seed, and more.

Kristen Kazarian

January 17, 2024

1 Min Read
Silo catches fire at processing plant
There was 1,400 tons of seed in the silo.Image courtesy of Timothy Hearsum / The Image Bank via Getty Images

A silo fire took place at a processing plant in Corcoran, CA Tuesday morning.

Officials say Kings County Fire received a call at the the J.G. Boswell Co. plant in Central California just after midnight.

When crews arrived they found cotton seed on fire. Officials say the silo had 1,400 tons of seed inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

J.G. Boswell Co. is headquartered in Pasadena, CA and was founded in 1925. The company produces, processes, and markets crops including pima cotton, processing tomatoes for paste, and seed crops, as well as livestock operations in Central California.

The processor prides itself on being the only tomato company in the US that maintains complete control of the tomatoes from the seed to the field and through the processing factory to the customers’ doors.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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