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Lighting ignites fire at JBS Swift and Co.
A lightning strike ignited an explosion at the JBS Swift and Company in Grand Island.
Along with fire crews, neighbors flooded the area to get as close a glimpse of the flames as possible.
The fire was first reported at 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
JBS Swift and Co. officials say a bolt of lightning struck the tarp on a wastewater lagoon on the property.
The lagoon collects bio-gas, which is used for alternative fuel at Swift.
The company says the fire was mostly contained about an hour after it started, and there were no injuries to people or animals.
The company said there were no interruption in business.
Shifts will continues as scheduled.
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