The Echo Lake Foods egg processing plant in Burlington, Wis., burst into flames on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of employees as well as 10 surrounding homes. Fire officials say that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and that the city of Burlington will be greatly affected by the disaster.
Burlington Mayor Bob Miller said:
"This will affect the city greatly, as well as obviously Echo Lake. We will attempt to work with the owners of the company, with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and with the Racine County Development Corporation in an attempt to help them rebuild and reopen the plant as soon as possible."