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Food plant damaged by smoke

Overheated equipment prompts evacuation

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.

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