Firefighters battle fire at coffee plant

Published 6:07 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Evacuated workers wait outside at Sara Lee/Massimo Zanetti coffee plant as a team of firefighters battles the fire in a dust collection area.

Suffolk firefighters responded to a fire at a Progress Road coffee plant on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire at Sara Lee Foodservice/Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Inc. was reported at 3:51 p.m. It was reported under control about an hour later.

It was determined that the fire was restricted to the dust collection area of the facility, according to a city news release. Firefighters ventilated smoke from the building after the fire was extinguished.

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Employees evacuated the building, and there were no injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A manager on scene said he had no comment on the fire.