Saturday Morning Fire at Marshalltown Meat Processing Plant

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Marshalltown meat processing plant fire. (WHO-HD)

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  —  Fire crews in Marshalltown worked to put out a fire at a meat processing plant on Saturday morning.

The fire happened at the JBS Swift & Co. around 10:30 a.m.

Crews say when they arrived on the scene they had to put out a large flammable gas-fed fire at the methane collection lagoon. Crews worked on the scene for three hours.

Nobody was injured.

Investigators estimate the fire caused $500,000 worth of damages.


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