A Nutella production line in Villers-Ecalles -

Nicolas Raffin / 20 Minutes

A fire broke out this Tuesday morning, around 5 a.m., at the Ferrero factory located in Villers-Écalles, north-west of Rouen (Seine-Maritime).

About twenty firefighters supported by five devices were dispatched to the site, the largest Nutella production center in the world, says

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The fire was located at a roaster.

No injuries were reported

The fire was brought under control after an hour and a half by the firefighters who, in particular, had to deploy two lances.

No one was injured but a hundred employees had to be evacuated because of the release of smoke, specifies



Part of the production should be impacted.

On the other hand, no technical unemployment measure should be implemented.

According to France 3 Normandie, all the teams at the plant, which produces Nutella but also Kinder Bueno, resumed activity at 7 a.m.


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