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The hits just keep on coming this year. With Thanksgiving just days away, the timing for this could not have been worse. The Dallas Morning News reports that a fire and massive explosion on November 6th at Greenberg Smoked Turkey, Inc. in Tyler, Texas incinerated 87,000 of their famous smoked birds. How famous? The company’s tasty turkeys once landed a coveted spot on Oprah’s annual “Favorite Things” list.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the blast and investigators are trying to determine what caused it to happen. However, the company says it will be unable to ship any turkeys this year due to the destruction at the plant. Greenberg Smoked Turkey, Inc. typically sells 200,000 birds every holiday season.

Despite the setback, the company’s owner says they’re not of business. Sam Greenberg wrote on the company’s Facebook page: “We are thankful this occurred after hours and no one was injured! We will rebuild. We will be smoking turkeys in 2021. And to hell with 2020.”

A lot of folks feel that way.