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Harrison firefighters battle blaze at plant

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HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - Firefighters in Harrison have been battling a blaze at Pace Industries.

Boone County Emergency Services Directory Mike Smithyman says the fire was reported about 9:20 a.m. Sunday.

Smithyman says there were 30 to 35 employees in the building at the time - but no injuries are reported and there is and no hazardous materials at the plant.

Pace's website describes the plant as a small die casting facility that opened in Harrison in 1970.
Smoke from the fire led officials to briefly shut down the Arkansas Highway 62/65 Bypass.

Smithyman says it appears the fire was started when a small aluminum die malfunctioned.

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