A fire at the Tate
and Lyle facility in Loudon was quickly contained, creating only
minimal damage Monday, according to a spokesperson for the
company, Chris Olsen.
The incident was the second fire at the business this year. In
March the company reported fire in a piece of equipment, which
was also resolved quickly "There was another incident earlier
this year," Olsen said. "This situation is totally unrelated to
the incident a few months ago." There were no injuries in either
case. "We're still investigating hat the cause was. We know we
had an incident involving a fire that was in some equipment used
in the production process," Olsen said.
Because of the company's internal safety procedure and the quick
response time of the Loudon fire Department, Olsen said the
incident was resolved quickly. "We have a strong emphasis on
safety and we take it very seriously and we'll be doing a
thorough investigation to minimize the possibility of a
reoccurrence," he said.