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Fire prompts evacuation at Princeton Toyota plant

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Some workers were evacuated from the Toyota factory in southwestern Indiana after the company say a fire broke out in an air-handling unit.

Officials at the factory near Princeton say the evacuation happened Tuesday morning after smoke was noticed in a body weld shop. Crews found the fire inside a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit and workers were allowed back inside the factory after about 20 minutes.

WFIE-TV reports a couple hundred people were evacuated from the factory some 20 miles north of Evansville that has about 4,100 total workers.

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