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Fire causes significant damage to Beloit potato chip factory

BELOIT, Wis. (WTVO) - A fire broke out at Kettle Foods, at 3150 Kettle Way, around 3 a.m. Friday morning.

Firefighters found flames and heavy smoke coming from a cooking area.  A sprinkler system helped contain the fire to one corner of the building.

Employees were evacuated and no one was hurt. No damage estimate was given, but officials say its expected to be significant due to the amount of equipment destroyed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 


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