Potato Chip Fryer Fire Forces Facility Evac

Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 05:06 PM gHale


Workers evacuated to a safe spot after a fire broke out at the Frito-Lay potato chip factory in Charlotte, NC, Thursday.

A potato chip factory evacuated Thursday after a fryer caught fire and created a structure fire in Charlotte, NC, officials said.

The building located in the 2900 block of Nevada Boulevard had smoke and fire showing on the roof when firefighters arrived, said Charlotte Fire officials.

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There was a fire in the exhaust vent of a potato chip fryer, officials said. Firefighters added the fire ended up contained to the vent.

About 200 employees evacuated the building and were standing outside when firefighters were battling the blaze. No one suffered an injury in the incident, officials said.

On March 29, police investigated the Frito-Lay Factory after ammo and explosives were found buried in the property.

At the time, an employee of Frito-Lay told police they were digging on the business property and located unexploded ammunition and mortars.

Investigators said the land used to be the location of Camp Green Military Base. 



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