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Fire Breaks Out at J.M. Smucker Peanut Butter PlantFire Breaks Out at J.M. Smucker Peanut Butter Plant

Four fire departments were called to the firm’s New Bethlehem, PA facility on August 5 for a roaster fire.

John S. Forrester

August 12, 2022

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Crews from four fire departments were sent to the J.M. Smucker Co. peanut butter production plant in New Bethlehem, PA on August 5 after a blaze ignited inside a piece of equipment, according to local news organization exploreClarion.com.

Responding to a call around 7:18 p.m., firefighters were able to douse flames in a roaster once on scene. The news website reported that workers safely evacuated the structure during the incident and no injuries were logged.

Fire personnel departed the facility at 8:46 p.m., exploreClarion.com said. An estimate of damages was unavailable.

Powder & Bulk Solids reported in August 2021 that a hopper fire occurred at a J.M. Smucker Jif peanut butter plant in Lexington, KY.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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