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Fire at A.O. Smith plant evacuates employees

Sept. 17, 2020

Fire at A.O. Smith plant evacuates employees

An electrical fire last night at the McBee plant of A.O. Smith caused the evacuation of all employees on shift. Fire department personnel and equipment are currently on site investigating the cause of the fire, which occurred in the production facility. The engineering buildings were not affected.

Some employees have returned to work at the plant, which employs about 500 people and is located on U.S. 1 about one mile north of McBee.

The Link has reached out to the A.O. Smith corporate public relations manager for additional information, including any casualties.

More information will be posted to Breaking News as details become available.

Read the full account in the Sept. 23 issue of The Link.