Tyson plant in Madison, NE reports fire Sunday

Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 10:48 AM CDT
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MADISON, Neb. (KTIV) - A Tyson plant in northeast Nebraska had to shut down operations temporarily after a fire broke out Sunday morning.

According to the Madison Volunteer Fire Department, the fire was reported at about 9 a.m. at the Tyson plant in Madison. When Madison firefighters got to the scene they decided to call for mutual aid from Norfolk, Humphrey, Battle Creek, Lindsay and Stanton.

Officials have determined it was an interior fire that was located in the production area. Madison Assistant Fire Chief Paul Kellen said the fire was under control by noon Sunday, and until 2:30 p.m. crews remained at the scene putting out hot spots. They were then at the plant until 5 p.m. with the state fire marshal investigating the fire.

The cause is unknown at this time as investigators are still looking into it. The state fire marshal and Tyson officials plan to be at the plant Monday.

Kellen confirmed there were no injuries among emergency responders. There were 60 employees at the plant when the fire broke out, a Tyson spokesperson says they immediately evacuated the facility once they knew a fire had started.

Tyson officials say the plant will have limited operations for the remainder of this week as they fully assess the damage and begin repairs.


LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Several fire departments responded to a blaze at a northeast Nebraska food processing plant.

Units from multiple counties were called to the plant mid-morning on Sunday, with smoke visible from well beyond the facility.

KTIV has reached out for more information regarding the cause of the fire, the total damage and if there were any injuries. We are still awaiting a reply. No information is available regarding any potential disruption to operations at the Tyson plant.