Fire crews in Pittsburg spent an hour and half battling a
blaze at an abandoned Pilgrims Pride chicken facility today.
According to Pittsburg fire officials, the call came in
around 2:30 this afternoon. The fire was under control by 4 pm.
Fire Chief Carl Cravey said some workers were using a cutting torch which sparked a grass fire, Cravey said, and that spread to two old chicken houses. The two-story structures, which were both empty, were destroyed.
The property previously was a farm for Pilgrim's Pride, but has been shut down for several years. No injuries occurred as a result of the fire.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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