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Workers at a plastics factory in New Hampshire restarted operations following a mechanical malfunction that forced an evacuation.

A “combustion system malfunction on an industrial oven” was behind the Monday incident at the plant, said a spokeswoman for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Merrimack, NH.

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No one suffered an injury in the incident.

Smoke was coming out from ductwork and Saint Gobain had used a dry chemical fire extinguisher to put out most of the fire, said officials at the Merrimack Fire Department.

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The department determined an explosion and flash fire had happened in the exhaust ductwork, but did not spread to the building itself.

The cause of the malfunction is being investigated.

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