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Plasma cutter causes fire in Hastings factory building, authorities say

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — Hastings fire and rescue crews battled a blaze in a former factory building on Thursday, authorities say.

The fire started in the Eaton Corp. building, located near East 39th Street and Yost Avenue, at around 10:00 a.m.

Eaton had halted operations at the building, but employees and contractors were on site disassembling and removing equipment, authorities say.

As an employee was using a plasma cutter to cut metal, the accumulated oil residue ignited, according to officials.

The fire was contained by the building’s sprinkler system until crews arrived to put out the flames completely.

Before the sprinklers went off, firefighters said an employee set off the fire alarm and all six employees in the building were evacuated.

No one was injured in the fire.

The Hastings Fire Marshal has issued two citations for failing to comply with a hot work permit, directly causing a fire at the facility, authorities say.

Hastings Fire & Rescue said a similar incident occurred at the factory on Jan. 6.

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