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Tyson Plant Fire Caused by Lightning

Lightning is the cause of a chemical fire at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Amarillo tonight.

Officials say the lighting struck tanks filled with methane gas, sulfur,H2 and furic chloride around 7:00 this evening.

Hazmat Crews did respond to the scene as well as the Amarillo Fire Department and Potter County Fire and Rescue.

St. Francis at the intersection of FM1912 all the way to the plant is still blocked off at this time.

There were talks of evacuating the plant but officials say that did not happen. No injuries were reported.

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