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Published November 02, 2011, 04:53 PM

UPDATE: Machine Causes Fire at Grand Forks Potato Plant

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A Wednesday morning fire at the Simplot potato processing plant in north Grand Forks damaged at least some equipment, according to the fire department.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A Wednesday morning fire at the Simplot potato processing plant in north Grand Forks damaged at least some equipment, according to the fire department.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters were called to the plant at 3630 Gateway Drive. Smoke could be seen coming from a roof vent, and firefighters found a fire in a scrubber machine.

No one was injured.

The building was evacuated and the fire was extinguished.

Total damage to the equipment and building aren't known yet.

About 18 firefighters responded. The fire is still under investigation.

Assisting the Grand Forks Fire Department were Altru paramedics and Police Department officers.

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