(Wayne County, WV)  --  The Ballard's Farm sausage plant went up in smoke yesterday morning. Fire crews battled the fire for several hours after the first alarm was sounded just after 10 a.m. At one point three buildings at the plant were on fire, and firemen were concerned neighboring homes were in danger. More than 30 employees were employed at the meat processing plant that had been part of Wayne County's economy for nearly seven decades.