An electrical fire caused the evacuation of about 300 workers from an Evansville, Indiana plastics factory and halted production for several hours.
Evansville Fire Department District Chief Bob Alexander says a large panel of conduits "blew up" about 8:45 a.m. Friday at the Berry Plastics plant in the city's downtown area.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports no injuries were reported at the plant, which has about 1,800 employees and makes plastic bottles and other products. Alexander says most damage occurred inside walls and to electrical systems.
Berry Plastics spokeswoman Eva Schmitz says those working at the time were sent home for the day and that production resumed with the factory's second shift at 3 p.m. The fire's cause wasn't immediately known.