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UPDATE: Fire at the Kemp's Plant in Rochester

Updated: 01/26/2014 1:35 PM
Created: 01/25/2014 9:07 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) -- An update from last night's fire at the Kemp's Ice Cream Plant in Rochester.

According to the Rochester Fire Department the damage is said to be estimated at $40,000. Damages occurred in four conveyor belts, the interior walls and possibly the insulation to the roof.

The report also mentioned that the cause of fire was accidental and possibly from the welding a contractor was working on where there were pallets and cardboard under a catwalk present.

Report from January 25:

Two incidents of fire damaged the inside of the Kemp's ice cream plant in Rochester located on Broadway and Civic Center Drive.

Firefighters responded to a call around 6:30 pm tonight and found a fire that started in the Kemp's large freezer area on the south side of the plant. 

There were some employees doing some work on a conveyor belt in the same area where the fire started.

According to firefighters, a second fire started in another part of the building which was believed to have caused by burning materials traveling on that conveyor belt.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire close to 8:00 pm.

There were no reported injuries in this fire incident.

Rochester firefighters put out fires at the Kemp's Ice Cream Plant


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