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Pet Treats Manufacturing Plant Evacuated During Fire

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Workers evacuated the Mountain Country Foods plant in Spanish Fork, UT after a blaze ignited Wednesday night.

Firefighters were called to the Mountain Country Foods pet treats manufacturing plant in Spanish Fork, UT after a blaze broke out in a 40,000-sq-ft building at the site Wednesday evening, local news organizations reported.

Officials told a local ABC News affiliate that they believe a mechanical malfunction in a conveying system or an oven may have started the fire. The structure where the flames ignited houses an oven.

Crews responded to the location at about 6:45 p.m. and observed thick smoke and flames on the roof of the building upon arrival, according to Salt Lake City-based Fox 13. Four workers inside the plant when the fire started evacuated safely.

Several other fire departments offered assistance during the incident, coverage by KUTV said. No damage estimate was available.

Mountain Country Foods produces soft moist pet treats, biscuits, and baked food products, information on its website states. The firm describes itself as “one of the largest pet treats manufacturers” in the country.

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