Texas Firefighter Hurt in Mount Pleasant Fire

July 23, 2008

Officials said a firefighter was released from a hospital after being treated for minor injuries from a blaze at the Pilgrim’s Pride protein conversion plant in Mount Pleasant.

Firefighter/engineer Craig Eudy said the firefighter was taken to a hospital.

Pilgrim’s Pride spokesman Ray Atkinson said the fire started after 9 p.m. Monday in the protein conversion plant, not in the main chicken processing plant. No employees were reported hurt.

Eudy said “every available firefighter” was called to fight the fire.

Information assist from: KLTV-TV.

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