A production machine at Exopack on Oakhaven Drive caught fire Sunday afternoon.
The machine produces and packages plastic products. Friefighters say the plant was shut down and evacuated because of smoke, but no one was injured.
Albany Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Allen Cravey said "the thickness of the smoke hampers our ability to get into it quickly, but the crews were able to make their way into it and contain the fire to the machine itself, where it originated."
Firefighters say the plant is back under operation. That plant, when it was owned and operated by Cellofoil, had a history of machine fires.
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