Large fire at John Soules Food Plant

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - The Human Resources Director for John Soules tells CBS 19 News the fire is not affecting the main building for the plant. The manager says employees should not report to work tomorrow, but will return at their regularly scheduled time on Tuesday. He says the fire began when a transformer blew and sparked some nearby cardboard.


SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - Smith County firefighters are at the John Soules Food Plant on FM 14 just north of Tyler where they're fighting a large fire.

Dispatchers say a transformer blew and caused the fire around 6:30 Sunday evening.

We're working to get more information on the fire at this time.


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