NESTLE FIRE: Photo from Jonesboro Fire Department.

KAIT TV reports on a major fire that has forced closure of the Nestle plant in Jonesboro. The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon and fire crews battled it all night, retreating from a production building at one point because of concerns about structural damage.

The plant remains closed today. The plant makes frozen foods, particularly Hot Pockets, a product behind plans for a $100 million expansion announced last year.


The fire broke out in a large cooler and a company spokesman says it is now contained.



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