Fire breaks out at Taylor Farms facility in California

Update as of 8:20 am: The Salinas Fire Department has evacuated the immediate area around the Taylor Farms Processing Facility on Abbott Street.The area evacuated is mainly industrial with no homes impacted. Officials said there is the potential for an explosion and a hazardous 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 areas being evacuated, a shelter-in-place order is in effect for the areas south of Constitution Boulevard to Spreckels Avenue and areas east of Main Street.Residents in the area should shut windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice.The Salinas Union High School District announced the closure of all its school sites due to the 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 those schools were already scheduled to be out of class because of 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. Salinas Fire and Police Departments have issued the order effective immediately, for the areas South of E. Alisal Street to Spreckels Avenue and East of Main Street to Hartnell Road. The shelter-in-place order is in effect as a precaution, due to a possible ammonia leak at the Taylor Farms facility. Residents in the area should shut windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice. The fire at the Taylor Farms facility started Wednesday evening. Taylor Farms employs 3,000 people in the city of Salinas including at their headquarters.It was founded in 1995 in the Salinas Valley.This is a developing story. Stay with Action News 8 for the latest details.

Update as of 8:20 am: The Salinas Fire Department has evacuated the immediate area around the Taylor Farms Processing Facility on Abbott Street.

The evacuated area is mainly industrial with no homes impacted.

Officials said there is the potential for an explosion and a hazardous 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 areas being evacuated, a shelter-in-place order is in effect for the areas south of Constitution Boulevard to Spreckels Avenue and areas east of Main Street.

Residents in the area should shut windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice.

The Salinas Union High School District announced the closure of all its school sites due to the 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 those schools were already scheduled to be out of class because of spring break.

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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.

Salinas Fire and Police Departments have issued the order effective immediately, for the areas South of E. Alisal Street to Spreckels Avenue and East of Main Street to Hartnell Road.

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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Residents in the area should shut windows and turn off ventilation systems immediately, until further notice.

The fire at the Taylor Farms facility started Wednesday evening.

Taylor Farms employs 3,000 people in the city of Salinas including at their headquarters.

It was founded in 1995 in the Salinas Valley.

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

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