Mi­nor fire at choco­late plant that makes mil­lions of Her­shey’s Kisses

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

HER­SHEY >> A small fire broke out at the Penn­syl­va­nia choco­late fac­tory that man­u­fac­tures more than 70 mil­lion Her­shey’s Kisses a day.

WHTM-TV re­ports fire­fight­ers were called to The Her­shey Com­pany’s plant in Her­shey, Penn­syl­va­nia, for a mi­nor fire Fri­day morn­ing.

A com­pany spokesman says a short-cir­cuit in a stor­age area heater ac­ti­vated a sprin­kler sys­tem, which im­me­di­ately put out the fire.

He says work­ers were evac­u­ated from a sec­tion of the plant out of cau­tion.

He says ev­ery­one is fine and no em­ploy­ees were ever at risk.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s web­site, the plant also makes Her­shey’s milk choco­late bars and Her­shey’s syrup.

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