- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BLANCHARD, La. (AP) - Officials are investigating the cause of an early morning fire at the UOP Honeywell Plant in Caddo Parish north of Blanchard.

Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe tells KSLA TV (http://bit.ly/P07WR9 ) employees on the overnight shift spotted the flames near one of the production lines and called the fire department just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Caddo Fire District #1 Chief Dan Cotton says it started in a scrubber unit, where one of the 2 ducts that feed the unit caught fire and spread into a tower.

Cotton says the plant produces chemicals and catalysts, which are used in speeding up a chemical reaction.

No injuries were reported.

Dalpe says the plant is not currently in production and plant personnel are assessing the damage.

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Information from: KSLA-TV, http://ksla.com