USA, Wallula, Washington. About 40 firefighters responded to an early morning fire at the Tyson Foods on Dodd Road in Burbank. A fire in the rendering area of the plant has temporarily halted production at the beef processing facility, according to fire officials. No one was hurt during the incident. This was reported by “Tri-City Herald”.
Tyson processes 128,000 head of cattle per week at Wallula and its sister plants. With an annual payroll of $51 mill. and a $900 mill. appetite for local cattle, Tyson’s Wallula plant is one of the Mid-Columbia’s most significant processors.