Fire shuts down operations at Kars Nuts plant in Madison Heights

Posted at 11:14 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-15 23:14:59-04

Workers at a major snack maker in Madison Heights were sent home early Thursday night, after a fire broke out inside the facility.

More than 60 workers were evacuated from the Kars Nuts plant on 14 Mile Road around 7:30 pm, after flames broke out in a room where they wash products.

Firefighters had to clear heavy smoke from the plant, before they could assess the damage.

Five fire departments were on hand to help out.

About 200 employees work there on three different shifts, but it's unclear how long operations will be suspended by last night's fire.