- Spanish Fork (Utah) Police Department

Spanish Fork (Utah) Police Department

Heavy smoke and flames filled the sky in Spanish Fork Nov. 3 after a fire broke out in a pet treat facility.

Crews were dispatched to the facility at 6:47 p.m. on a report that heavy smoke and flames were visible from the roof of the building.

The address is a "Mountain Country Foods" facility. According to the company website, they manufacture, package and distribute pet treats. The location that caught fire houses a "Soft Treat Facility."

Four employees were in the building when fire broke out but were able to exit. They were examined by medical personnel and released at the scene for minor smoke inhalation.

Investigators report firefighters contained the fire to a 40,000-square-foot building that houses a large oven.

"The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is believed to have started from some type of mechanical malfunction from the oven or conveyer belt," a press release from the Spanish Fork Police Department states.

Crews from Spanish Fork, Payson, Salem, Mapleton and Provo Departments assisted in containing the fire.