Authorities respond to semi trailer fire at main Hormel plant in Austin

Authorities are investigating the cause of a semi trailer fire at the main Hormel plant in Austin Monday afternoon.

The Austin Police and Fire Departments responded to the north dock of the main Hormel plant in Austin on a report of a semi trailer on fire at 2:52 p.m. Monday afternoon.  The Austin Fire Department arrived on the scene and fire crews were able to extinguish the exterior flames.  Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that a tow service then arrived and pulled the trailer away from the building to allow crews to suppress the fire inside the trailer.

Chief McKichan stated that at this time, the dollar amount of damage to the trailer is unknown.  There were no injuries reported.