2-alarm fire burns egg plant in Arlington

2-alarm fire burns egg plant in Arlington
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- For the second time Wednesday, firefighters battled a blaze that had earlier engulfed the National Food Corporation's egg-processing plant. - View photos >>> A fire rekindled late Wednesday evening, requiring several firefighters to return to the scene. The first fire broke out just before 2 p.m. at the large processing facility at 16900 51st Avenue Northeast. About 100 people were inside when the fire broke out but everyone got out safely. However, a firefighter was injured when hot tar fell down from the second story and hit his neck. He suffered first degree burns and was being treated at the scene. Flames consumed much of the building and early damage estimates were at $1.5 million. Most crews left after the first fire was extinguished and a water crew remained on scene to watch the building overnight, said Christine Badger with the Arlington Fire Department. Then around 8:30 p.m., the fire rekindled and more crews were called back to the scene. Badger said the original fire appears to have broken out while work was being done on the plant's roof. "The roofer who was up there at the time did try to put it out with the extinguisher but was unable to do so," she said.