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Small fire breaks out at Alexandria's 3M plant

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A small fire broke out at the Alexandria 3M plant Tuesday afternoon, causing hundreds of employees to be temporarily evacuated.

The blaze flared up when a spark ignited either some lint or dust while workers were performing routine maintenance, said Plant Manager Dave Lambert.

No one was hurt, he said, and 3M maintenance crews quickly put out the fire with assistance from the Alexandria Fire Department.

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