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UPDATE: Fire contained at Burlington food plant

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BURLINGTON, WI (WTAQ) - Several hundred firefighters have finally managed to contain a stubborn fire at a food processing plant in Burlington more than a dozen hours after it started.

Second shift employees were able to evacuate the egg products processing facility safely after the fire broke out at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Another 50 people evacuated from surrounding houses and apartment buildings have been allowed to return home.

The flames were isolated primarily to the production area, with no damage done to the warehouse. It was protected by fire walls.

Echo Lakes Foods employs about 300 people at that plant. 

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