Insulation Fire at OK Purina Plant

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 03:05 PM gHale


A welder working on a pipe caught some insulation on fire Monday at the Nestle Purina plant near Edmond, OK, officials said.

Firefighters got the call shortly after 2:30 p.m. The fire did not get into the building and firefighters were able to extinguish it quickly, fire officials said.

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The fire was started when a contractor was welding a pipe on the roof, fire officials said.

The fire was not significant, but about 250 people evacuated the building for about 45 minutes, a company spokeswoman said.

The contractor was treated by paramedics as a precaution, the spokeswoman said. Third-shift operations at the plant will resume as planned.



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