Cargill’s largest beef plant in Dodge City Kansas experienced a fire Friday, Sept. 13, but operations are continuing as usual.
The fire came just more than a month after a fire at a Tyson family in Holcomb, Kansas, located about an hour away. The Kan. Community Fire Department posted to its Facebook page the evening of the Dodge City fire that the fire was confined to the rendering area.
A Cargill spokesperson called it a small fire that was quickly contained. One person was sent to the hospital and has been released.
“We are focused on safety and are operating normally with no interruption or impact to customer,” the Cargill spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
The plant employs more than 2,700 and processing more than 5,800 head of cattle each day, according to the Cargill website.