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Explosion and Fire Damages Turkey Processing Plant

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The company said the blast and “catastrophic fire” will impact its ability to fill orders this Thanksgiving.

Fire crews responded to the Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Inc. processing plant in Tyler, TX on Friday night after an explosion and fire occurred at the facility, local news organizations reported.

Dispatched to the site at about 8:30 p.m., firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from an area that housed freezers and observed debris outside the building, officials told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

“As we shared previously, there has been a catastrophic fire at our shipping facility. Both our inventory and our ability to ship this season have been destroyed. We are thankful this occurred after hours and no one was injured,” the company wrote in a post on its Facebook page. “We are already in the process of rebuilding and will be back stronger than ever in 2021.”

Several roll-up doors were blown off of the building, Tyler Fire Marshall Paul Findlay said in coverage by a CBS News affiliate

Greenberg Turkeys is offering refunds for orders that were scheduled for delivery after November 6.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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