Fire breaks out at Taylor Farms facility in California

Update 8:20 a.m.: The Salinas Fire Department evacuated the immediate area around the Taylor Farms processing facility on Abbott Street. The evacuated area is mainly industrial and no houses are affected. Officials said there was a risk of an explosion and a dangerous plume of ammonia that is in the plant. The Environmental Protection Agency has been called and response teams are on their way to Salinas, authorities said. In addition to the evacuated areas, a shelter-in-place order is in effect for areas south of Constitution Boulevard to Spreckels Avenue and areas east of Main Street. Area residents should close windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice. The Salinas Union School District announced the closure of all of its school sites due to the shelter-in-place order. City officials said Lincoln Elementary, Monterey Park Elementary, Los Padres Elementary and Sherwood Elementary would also be closed Thursday. Students at these schools were already expected to be absent from class due to spring break. Original post: A shelter-in-place order is now in effect in parts of Salinas, following a fire at the Taylor Farms facility on Abbott Street. The Salinas Fire and Police Department issued the order effective immediately, for areas south of E. Alisal Street to Spreckels Avenue and east of Main Street to Rd. Hartnell. The shelter-in-place order is in effect as a precaution, due to a possible ammonia leak at the Taylor Farms facility. Area residents should close windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice. The fire at the Taylor Farms facility broke out on Wednesday evening. Taylor Farms employs 3,000 people in the town of Salinas, including at its headquarters. It was founded in 1995 in the Salinas Valley. It’s a developing story. Stick with Action News 8 for the latest details.

Update at 8:20 a.m.: The Salinas Fire Department evacuated the immediate area around the Taylor Farms processing facility on Abbott Street.

The evacuated area is mainly industrial and no homes are affected.

Officials said there was the potential for an explosion and a dangerous plume of ammonia that is in the plant.

The Environmental Protection Agency has been called and response teams are on their way to Salinas, authorities said.

In addition to the evacuated areas, a shelter-in-place order is in effect for areas south of Constitution Boulevard to Spreckels Avenue and areas east of Main Street.

Area residents should close windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice.

The Salinas Union School District announced the closure of all of its school sites due to the shelter-in-place order.

City officials said Lincoln Elementary, Monterey Park Elementary, Los Padres Elementary and Sherwood Elementary would also be closed on Thursday. Students at these schools were already expected to be absent from class due to spring break.

Original post: A shelter-in-place order is now in effect in parts of Salinas, following a fire at the Taylor Farms facility on Abbott Street.

The Salinas Fire and Police Department issued the order effective immediately, for areas south of E. Alisal Street to Spreckels Avenue and east of Main Street to Rd. Hartnell.

The shelter-in-place order is in effect as a precaution, due to a possible ammonia leak at the Taylor Farms facility.

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Area residents should close windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice.

The fire at the Taylor Farms facility broke out on Wednesday evening.

Taylor Farms employs 3,000 people in the town of Salinas, including at its headquarters.

It was founded in 1995 in the Salinas Valley.

This is a developing story. Stick with Action News 8 for the latest details.

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