Minor fire at chocolate plant that makes Hershey's Kisses

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 9, 2018 11:59 AM

Hershey's Kisses are displayed, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Hershey) -- A small fire broke out at the midstate chocolate factory that manufactures more than 70 million Hershey's Kisses a day.

WHTM-TV reports firefighters were called to The Hershey Company's plant in Dauphin County for a minor fire Friday morning.

A company spokesman says a short-circuit in a storage area heater activated a sprinkler system, which immediately put out the fire.

He says workers were evacuated from a section of the plant out of caution.

He says everyone is fine and no employees were ever at risk.

According to the company's website, the plant also makes Hershey's milk chocolate bars and Hershey's syrup.

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