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Equipment fire causes minor damage at Mullinix

A fire in electrical operating equipment Monday caused the evacuation of Mullinix Packages Inc., but the damage was minor and production has resumed, Fort Wayne firefighters said.

No one was injured.

Firefighters were called to the facility at 3511 Engle Road shortly after noon on a report of a building fire, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said in a statement.

Firefighters found light to moderate smoke in the building, and discovered the fire within a vacuum pump room in the facility, the statement said.

It said the fire was contained to that room, and was controlled within about 25 minutes.

No significant time was lost in the manufacturing process, the statement said. It said Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, Fort Wayne police and the Allen County Building Department assisted at the scene.

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