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Fire At Deere Harvester Works In East Moline


A building at the John Deere Harvester Works complex in East Moline is closed after a fire broke out Thursday morning.

According to Deere spokesman Ken Golden, the small fire occurred in a molding oven in one of the outbuildings around 7 a.m., Dec. 12, 2013. Golden says the building is used to support production, primarily as storage for parts and welding.

The East Moline Fire Department later reported that the fire resulted from spilled resin in an industrial oven used in the manufacturing of plastic parts. Fire officials say heat from the fire activated two sprinkler heads that worked to keep the fire under control until firefighters arrived.  

Everyone in the building was safely evacuated and there were no injuries. The building was closed for the day to allow the smoke to clear.

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