Food plant damaged by smoke

Overheated equipment prompts evacuation

Published On: Feb 01 2013 04:19:13 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 04:34:50 PM CST
BELOIT, Wis. -

Kettle Foods' manufacturing plant in Beloit suffered moderate to heavy smoke damage because of malfunctioning equipment.

Beloit firefighters were called to the plant at 3150 Kettle Way at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday.

The smoke damage is blamed on an overheated centrifuge, according to fire officials. The fire was contained to one cooking unit.

Employees got out safely and there were no injuries.