Sen. Pat Roberts releases statement about Tyson fire

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIBW) -- U.S. Senator Pat Roberts released a statement regarding the fire at the Holcomb Tyson plant.

Sen. Roberts thanked the first responders and everyone who helped with the ordeal.

“Thank you to the first responders for their quick and tireless work, as well as the support from local organizations and businesses to help get folks back on their feet following the devastating fire at the Tyson plant over the weekend," Roberts said. "I have spoken with leaders at Tyson Foods regarding plans to rebuild the Holcomb facility, and I commend their commitment to the hardworking employees by ensuring they will receive pay during this time."

Sen. Roberts also praised the plant's rebuilding plans.

“The plan to rebuild is great news for the 3,500 plant employees impacted by the fire, and for all those in the cattle industry in Garden City and Southwest Kansas who will continue to be impacted by the plant closure. I will continue to work with my colleagues, Senator Jerry Moran and Congressman Roger Marshall, to monitor and support the rebuilding process.”