Fifty evacuated in minor factory fire

Fire at Mullinix Packages, Inc. on Monday.
Fire at Mullinix Packages, Inc. on Monday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Firefighters responded to the fire at 3511 Engle Road just after noon on Monday.

Fire at Mullinix Packages, Inc. on Monday.
Fire at Mullinix Packages, Inc. on Monday.

The fire was in the vacuum pump room at the Mullinix Packages facility, according to the release from the Fort Wayne Fire Department. 

The small room filled with thick black smoke, but crews were able to keep it contained within some electrical equipment.

Fifty employees evacuated the building as a precaution but the facility did not report a significant loss of time in the manufacturing process.

No one was hurt and crews had the situation under control in less then 30 minutes.

About Mullinix Packages, according to the company’s website:
Mullinix Packages has more than 40 years of experience, exclusively focused on the design and production of innovative packaging solutions to manufacture, merchandise and serve food and beverages for the processor, retail and food service markets.  Mullinix brings an integrated approach to custom solutions in plastics including PP, PETE, RPET, CPET, PLA, CPLA and a variety of value-added layered materials.  The company is headquartered in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

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