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Perdue Farms plant catches fire in Chesapeake

By Nathan Crawford,

2022-05-01

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A soybean processing tank caught fire Saturday night at the Perdue Farms plant in Chesapeake.

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.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a large soybean processing tank on fire. Using the tower’s tank doors, it took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control.

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Perdue Farms plant (photo: Chesapeake Fire Department)
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Perdue Farms plant (photo: Chesapeake Fire Department)

All soybeans have to be removed from the tank in order to ensure that the fire is completely out.

All employees were evacuated from the area and a plant manager said that the fire will have little to no impact on their operations.

No injuries were reported.

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