A fire took place at Perdue Farms facility in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake Saturday evening.
— WTKR News 3 (@WTKR3) May 1, 2022
Another fire at another major food facility in the US. So weird that our political ruling class and the WEF clowns keep talking about food shortages that are coming and this keeps happening. Must be a coincidence. Government would never create problems. https://t.co/lZF87n1b7e
— Ian Smith – Candidate NJ CD-3 (@iansmithfitness) May 1, 2022
Firefighters received a call at 501 Barnes Road at 8:41 p.m. after a plant operator at Perdue acknowledged and verified a fire at the location. All employees from the area were evacuated.
When crews arrived they found a large soybean processing tank with flames showing from the top. Firefighters climbed multiple flights of stairs using multiple hose lines to battle the fire.
The fire was called under-control at 9:48 p.m. with no injuries reported.
Soybean products must now be removed from the tank to verify the fire is completely extinguished.
The plant manager said the damage from the fire will have minimal impact on their operations.
WAVY TV 10 aired this video report:
Fire officials tell 10 On Your Side that the fire broke out around 8:40 p.m. at the Perdue Farms plant in the 500 block of Barnes Road in the south Norfolk section of Chesapeake.