Fire breaks out at Blommer Chocolate factory, no injuries

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CHICAGO --  A fire broke out at the city's iconic Blommer Chocolate factory Tuesday afternoon and no one was injured.

The 2-11 alarm fire broke out Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of North Jefferson. About 200 employees were evacuated.

Fire officials said Tuesday's fire started in a cooling tower on the roof of factory near the city's Loop business district.

The fire is the company's second fire in 11 days. Company officials blamed the Nov. 3 fire on the overheating of a piece of equipment used to bag cocoa. There were no injuries in that fire.

No word on the cause of the fire and the incident is under investigation.

The health department will determine when chocolate production will resume.


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