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UPDATE: Diesel Pump Factory Back Up And Running Following Fire

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A diesel pump factory is back up and running a day after a fire broke out there.

A representative with the company contacted WITN and says that Stanadyne is back up and operational.

The official says that contractor was placing a fire suppression system on a filtration system, and that when it was being drilled into there were sparks. When the system was turned on, it caused heavy smoke.

We're told 4 people who were said to be injured only needed to use some oxygen provided by the fire department.

Officials say that their paramount concern is the safety of their employees.
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Officials say four people were treated following injury from a fire that sparked at a diesel pump factory in the east.

Jacksonville Fire Marshall John Reed says that the fire started at Stanadyne at 425 White Street during the installation of a fire suppression system right around 3:30 Saturday afternoon.

Reed says that contractors had turned on a filtration system and soon thereafter says that it started smoking heavily.

4 people suffered smoke inhalation and were treated and released from the scene.

It’s the 11th fire to happen at that plant in the past 2 months, according to Reed.

The Jacksonville Fire Department arrived and was able to put out the flames.


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