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Fire at 3M Nevada

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NEVADA, MISSOURI -

Safety is the number one concern of the management team and every employee at this facility. An incident, such as today’s fire, is taken very seriously by all of us. We are thankful there were no injuries due to the event or the response.

A fire occurred at 4:15 pm, during normal operations. Smoke was first notice coming from the exhaust of our thermal oxidizer on the west side of the plant. The 3M Nevada Emergency Response Team (ERT) was activated and responded to the equipment. In addition, local Nevada Fire department was called and responded. The Fire was extinguished at 4:30 pm and the other areas involved were cooled. The plant all clear was given at 5:33 pm.

The cause of fire is currently under investigation. At this point there is no evidence of physical damage to the building. We are currently assessing the damage to the equipment involved and should know more in the next day or so.

We would like to thank all of the responders including Nevada Fire, Fort Scott Fire, Vernon Co. Ambulance, and 3M Nevada ERT for their quick and professional response.

The 3M plant, which employs 650 people, manufacturers various types of films for Commercial Solutions Division. The 3M plant was built in 1971 and has an excellent safety record.

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