Normal operations have resumed at a Perdue Farms plant in Concord, North Carolina, that was evacuated on January 18 when a room in the plant filled with smoke.
Firefighters were paged to the plant for a suspected fire, but upon arrival found no fire. A small pressurized line leading to a pressure gauge on a thermal fluid system used to heat the oven ruptured, causing the room to fill with smoke, according to Julie DeYoung, Perdue Farms spokesperson. The leak was repaired that night, and the plant was operating as usual the next morning. Nobody was injured.
According to a report by the Independent Tribune, the Concord Fire Department and the Kannapolis Fire Department responded, as did the Concord Police Department.