Fire breaks out at Mars candy plant in Waco

Firefighters were battling a fire at the Mars candy plant in Waco Tuesday afternoon.

The first call came in shortly after 1 p.m. A second alarm was called out around 1:20 p.m.

Several tractor trailers were on fire, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Patterson. He added firefighters were inside trying to prevent the flames from spreading into the building.

The Waco plant employs hundreds of people, and it produces most of the Snickers bars in North America. Some employees in one part of the facility were safely evacuated. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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