Crews Battle Large Blaze at Nebraska Meatpacking Plant

September 14, 2021

Firefighters were still battling a blaze on Sept. 13 at a Grand Island meatpacking plant 12 hours after first arriving on the scene.

Fire crews were first called to the JBS plant just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 12, Battalion Chief Scott Kuehl said, and arrived to find flames in the rendering area of the plant.

The six-alarm fire kept firefighters at the plant all night and into late Monday morning as the fire spread in concealed spots within the plant’s ceiling and walls. No injuries have been reported.

The fire interrupted work at the plant, with workers told not to report to work Monday.

The cause of the fire was not yet known by late Monday morning, officials said.

Topics Nebraska

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