Shelter-in-place and evacuation orders were lifted Thursday afternoon for businesses and thousands of residents near a Salinas food processing plant that was engulfed in an overnight fire and caused a hazmat alert, Salinas officials said.
The fire at a Taylor Farms facility was brought under control Thursday afternoon. About 90% of the building where the blaze started was deemed a total loss, Salinas Deputy Fire Chief Samuel Klemek told a news conference. No injuries or deaths were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.