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

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

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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