An explosion on Monday afternoon at South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt, Texas, reportedly killed 1 person and 18,000 Cows in just the latest instance of a deadly disaster hitting America’s food production capabilities.
Video of the explosion showed a mushroom cloud of smoke draped over South Fork Dairy Farm in Dimmitt, Texas. As night fell, the video from the dairy farm looked like a video that would come from a war-torn country as dust from the explosion blew across the farm.
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple agencies are on scene to a massive dairy farm explosion that took place this evening
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) April 11, 2023
Castro County Sheriff’s Office responded to the explosion. It released a statement on Tuesday which read, “The Castro County Sheriff”s Office, the Dimmitt, Hart, and Nazareth Fire Departments respond to an explosion and fire at the Southfork Dairy Farms located on the 1600 blk of CR 624 which is approximately 11 miles southeast of Dimmitt. Upon arrival, it was determined that one person was trapped inside and fire crews were able to locate the person and remove them from the building. The person was flown to the UMC Hospital in Lubbock. All employees were accounted for. Other first responders that responded to the scene: Tulia FD, Muleshoe FD, Springlake FD, Earth FD, the Sunnyside VFD, Bailey County Sheriff”s Office, Lamb County Sheriff”s Office, Swisher County Sheriff”s Office, Texas State Fire Marshal Office, Texas Highway Patrol, the Texas Department of Emergency Management, Tulia EMS, AMR EMS, Earth EMS, and the UMC Multi-patient EMS ambus. Emergency crews were on scene until after 11 p.m.”
Missing from the Castro County Sheriff’s office statement is the cause of the explosion.
Twitter users are questioning the explosion of the farm. “Last night another dairy farm was destroyed. At what point do you realize that the unrestricted warfare of World War III has already started?” a user wrote.
Last night another dairy farm was destroyed. At what point do you realize that the unrestricted warfare of World War III has already started? https://t.co/1u81YoEGFK
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) April 11, 2023
Another user wrote, “Dimmitt, TX DAIRY FARM Mass Casualty Incident has been declared after explosion at dairy farm. So far one person is in critical condition at this time. Nothing about this looks like an accident.”
🚨Dimmitt, TX DAIRY FARM 👀
Mass Casaulty Incident has been declared after explosion at dairy farm. So far one person is in critical condition at this time.
Nothing about this looks like an “accident” pic.twitter.com/PCwrs8JCXv
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