Early Morning Industrial Fire at Axium Foods

Published 01/05 2014 05:46PM

Updated 01/06 2014 10:30AM

Nearly a dozen fire departments were called to put out an industrial fire. The fire started at Axium Foods, 239 Oak Grove Ave. in South Beloit around 6 A.M. this morning.

Investigators say it started above one of the fryers in the exhaust system and got into the ceiling and roof area of the building.

Everybody inside was evacuated and no one was hurt. The blaze caused around $1.5 million in damage to processing equipment.

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