A firefighter reportedly suffered minor injuries Saturday morning battling a blaze that forced the evacuation of the Hostess plant in Emporia.
Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Eron Steinlage told KVOE radio the fire started in a donut fryer on the ground floor near a north wall. Firefighters needed to take positions atop the building after flames moved up the approximately 20 foot wall to the roof.
It took them approximately 90 minutes to get the fire under control, KVOE reported. The firefighter’s injuries were described as minor and the firefighter was taken to the hospital for observation.
Investigators have not released any estimates on the amount of damaged caused by the blaze, but significant cleanup is necessary.
The main facility for producing Twinkies, the plant also makes Coffee Cakes, Cup Cakes, Snoballs and more. There is no word on if production has resumed.