Cargill beef plant temporary closed

A beef processing plant in Nebraska was closed Thursday due to fire and ammonia leak.

The Schuyler, Nebraska Cargill beef processing is temporary closed due to a fire and ammonia leak that occurred early morning Thursday, Feb. 6.

A Cargill spokesman Michael Martin said the cause of the fire and ammonia leak is unknown and no one was injured. As result, both production shifts were canceled on Thursday.

The fire was located in the space between the ceiling and roof and the heating and cooling units were damaged.

An early evaluation of the damage showed no damage to meat products but further assessment will be conducted.

Cargill is working with the U.S. department of agriculture to determine if the plant can start production again.

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