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Mitchell Plant's Dust Collection Unit Catches Fire

Published: February 11, 2012, 10:11 AM

Mitchell Plant's Dust Collection Unit Catches Fire
MITCHELL, SD - Employees at a trailer manufacturing plant in Mitchell were evacuated Friday after a fire in an outdoor dust collection and filtration unit.

No one was injured. Mitchell firefighters were called to the south end of the Trail King plant Friday after an employee reported smoke coming from the unit.

Mitchell Fire Capt. Ben Vanden Hoek says the fire appears to have started when a fine metal dust was heated within the unit and caused one of the filters to catch fire.

Vanden Hoek says the filtration unit is more than likely a total loss, and there could be a small amount of smoke damage inside the building.

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