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A fire broke out at Smithfield Farmland Foods of Monmouth early evening Monday, Sept. 5. No injuries were reported, but operations at the plant were slowed for an indeterminate amount of time. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Western Illinois.

The photos and video were taken in the air thanks to help from Jet Air, Inc. They were published online and in print for The Register-Mail.

Smoke wafts out of Smithfield Farmland Foods after a fire that broke out early Monday evening. Flames can be seen from the scorched ceiling. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth. CASEY MENDOZA/THE REGISTER-MAIL

Smoke wafts out of Smithfield Farmland Foods after a fire that broke out early Monday evening. Flames can be seen from the scorched ceiling. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth.

Firetrucks hurry to Smithfield Farmland Foods in Monmouth after a fire broke out early Monday evening. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth. CASEY MENDOZA/THE REGISTER-MAIL

Firetrucks hurry to Smithfield Farmland Foods in Monmouth after a fire broke out early Monday evening. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth.

Smoke wafts out of Smithfield Farmland Foods after a fire that broke out early Monday evening. Firefighters on the scene hurry to contain the damage. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth. CASEY MENDOZA/THE REGISTER-MAIL

Smoke wafts out of Smithfield Farmland Foods after a fire that broke out early Monday evening. Firefighters on the scene hurry to contain the damage. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth.

Smoke wafts out of Smithfield Farmland Foods after a fire that broke out early Monday evening. Firefighters on the scene hurry to contain the damage. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth. CASEY MENDOZA/THE REGISTER-MAIL

Smoke wafts out of Smithfield Farmland Foods after a fire that broke out early Monday evening. Firefighters on the scene hurry to contain the damage. The food supplier is one of the biggest employers in Monmouth.