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May 2, 2013 5:52 AM

Peanut Butter Plant Evacuated Due To Fire

Workers evacuated the Smucker's plant in Lexington due to a fire Wednesday evening.

Lexington firefighters say the plant's fire crew had already put out most of the flames by the time they arrived just after 8 p.m.

There were no reported injuries.

Firefighters say the blaze started in a machine called a "cyclone."

"It's the part where they separate the peanuts, the skin from the actual peanut, and then they have a dry roaster component above that, along with the residue from that process, like the peanut oil and the like. So it started with that unit," Lexington Fire Department Major Ken Raglin said.

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