French firefighters moved quickly Wednesday afternoon to extinguish a paint shop fire at the Renault Alpine factory in Dieppe, France Bleu reports.
At about 1:30 p.m. oil and grease in the chimney of a putty oven ignited. The factory was being prepared to reopen after a COVID-19 shutdown and only five employees were present.
Firefighters with the Service Departmentaux d'incendie et de Secours 72 responded to the scene with 17 vehicles and more than 40 personnel.
“According to the first analyzes on site, the damage is minor,” a spokesperson for Renault stated. Resumption of operations is still scheduled for Tuesday.
Fire crews remained on the scene until 5:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.
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