Employees evacuated after early morning Kawasaki Plant fire



A scary situation for employees at Kawasaki early Tuesday morning after a fire broke out in the plant's filtering system.

Fire crews rushed to the scene where they saw smoke and flames bursting from the side of a building. Fire officials say a welding spark traveling through an air filtration system might have caused the blaze.

Patrick Borer, Assistant Fire Chief with Lincoln Fire and Rescue said, “There's a large filtering mechanism outside the building where a spark or something hot was able to get through the duct work… it caught the filters on fire.”

Officials say Kawasaki quickly evacuated all employees. There are no injuries from the fire.

The plant was able to resume its business except in the area where the fire broke out. Officials say the filters are pretty much destroyed. But other than that, there's very little damage inside the building.