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Charlotte Frito-Lay plant evacuated, flames and smoke reported

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Flames and smoke were visible on the roof of the Charlotte Frito-Lay plant Thursday afternoon, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

The plant is located in the 2900 block of Nevada Boulevard in southwest Charlotte. 

The Charlotte Fire Department tweeted around 3:10 p.m. that the plant was being evacuated.

No one was injured, according to the Charlotte Fire Department. 

Firefighters said the fire started in a exhaust vent of a potato chip fryer. Crews said the fire was contained to the vent. 

In March, police said a large collection of ammunition and explosives were found at the Charlotte Frito-Lay plant.

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