Major fire at Taylor Farms facility in California closes 13 schools

News conference on the Taylor Farms Fire expected to happen around 1 pm We will be streaming it above.Salinas Fire Department tells KSBW 8 that the fire at the Taylor Farms Processing Facility at 1225 Abbott Street is contained.Crews are on scene and continue to monitor hot spots.Hazmat teams are assessing any potential threats related to ammonia but the Salinas Fire Chief says those threats appear to be minor.The Evacuation Order in the industrial area of ​​South Salinas remains in place. This impacts businesses, not residents. A Shelter-in-Place Order also remains in effect for about 35,000 people in South Salinas. This includes South of S. Alisal St. to Spreckels Ave and East of Main St. and Highway 68 to Hartnell Road. 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.

News conference on the Taylor Farms Fire expected to happen around 1 pm We will be streaming it above.

Salinas Fire Department tells KSBW 8 that the fire at the Taylor Farms Processing Facility at 1225 Abbott Street is contained.

Crews are on stage and continue to monitor hot spots.

Hazmat teams are assessing any potential threats related to ammonia but the Salinas Fire Chief says those threats appear to be minor.

The Evacuation Order in the industrial area of ​​South Salinas remains in place. This impacts businesses, not residents.

A Shelter-in-Place Order also remains in effect for about 35,000 people in South Salinas. This includes South of S. Alisal St. to Spreckels Ave and East of Main St. and Highway 68 to Hartnell Road.

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.

The City of Salinas and the fire department have scheduled a news conference for later this morning.

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