No injuries were reported after the May 19 fire at the compounding plant operated by RTP Co. in Ladenburg, Germany.
The fire broke out just before 11 am local time, according to a report in the newspaper Die Rheinpfalz. Firefighters are still working to put out the fire at 4 p.m. local time.
According to the report, 13 employees were at the location at the time. All can go safely.
No cause of fire was identified in the report, but investigators have not been able to enter the building. The report said that 150 firefighters from the local community responded to the fire.
Firefighters can stop the fire from spreading to neighboring buildings. The area around the factory is closed.
The fire caused a large amount of smoke in the area. Fire extinguisher measurements show that there is no danger to people and the environment from smoke, the report said.
Officials with RTP in Winona, Minn., Declined to comment. In Ladenburg, the company makes compounds based on engineered resins, focusing on very long fibers and conductive compounds.
The 110,000 square foot Ladenburg plant was opened in 2011 and expanded in 2012.
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