Big Tex Factory Fire Rekindles

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 01:03 PM gHale

After a fire last Wednesday at the Big Tex Trailer facility, workers returned to work the next day, but they ended up having to evacuate the plant again on Friday after the fire rekindled.

The Wednesday fire began in the ovens where they bake the powder-coated trailers at the Madill, OK, facility, officials said.

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Investigators said a heater malfunctioned causing the fire. The company now faces millions in equipment and structure damage.

No one suffered an injury in the blaze, but over 300 employees evacuated and police said there was extensive damage inside.

On Friday, the fire rekindled at 1 p.m., and those same worked ended up forced to evacuate again, but only for a short time.

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