A Wisconsin egg processing plant caught fire Wednesday, January 30, leaving 300 workers without a job.
The fire at Echo Lake Farms Produce Company in Burlington, Wis., began in the 25,000-square-foot production area known as the breaking room, where workers separate eggs from their shells.
Firefighters from 93 departments in Wisconsin and northern Illinois responded to the nine-alarm fire. Employees on the second shift were working at the time in the 70,000-square-foot Echo Lake Farms' facility, but no one was injured.
“We hope to rebuild and reopen as soon as possible,” said Burlington mayor, Bob Miller. “We want them to rebuild and put people back to work.”