Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at Olam Spices Plant

Officials said the fire at the facility created heavy smoke and forced workers to evacuate the building.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 8, 2020

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Image courtesy of Las Cruces Fire Department

A fire broke out at the Olam Spices and Vegetables plant in Las Cruces, NM on Monday, drawing a response from local firefighters.

Crews were dispatched to the Amador Avenue facility at about 3 p.m. after officials received word that heavy smoke was coming out of the structure, according to the Las Cruces Fire Department.

“All employees safely evacuated the fire, said to be on a conveying system, was quickly extinguished,” the fire department said in a post on its Facebook page. “No injuries were reported.”

After the flames were doused, firefighters remained at the site to clear smoke from the building. No damage estimate was available.

The fire Monday was the third blaze reported at the facility this year. Powder & Bulk Solids reported that two machine fires were extinguished at the Las Cruces plant in one week during September.

The cause of Monday’s blaze remains under investigation.

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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