Firefighters were continuing to extinguish hot spots Saturday evening at a Michigan City, Indiana, factory, where a large fire occurred hours earlier.
The fire was reported at about 2 p.m. at a factory in the area of Russel and Kentucky streets, according to the Michigan City Fire Department. About an hour after the initial call, the nearby Trail Creek Police Department posted pictures showing large plumes of smoke pouring out of the building, advising people to avoid the area.
Upon arrival, firefighters were told an employee might have been inside the building, but the employee was later found outside, authorities said. The fire was said to be under control at 6:55 p.m. In the late evening hours, an excavator and fire engine remained on the scene, extinguishing hotspots.
No firefighters were injured, according to officials.
The Michigan Fire Department's fire marshal and Indiana State Fire Marshal are working to determine the cause.