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Test cell engine cause of fire at Cummins Tech Center


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3:11 update

Wayne Eckerle, vice-president of research and technology for Cummins, Inc., said the cause of the fire at the Tech Center was a test cell engine.

"It was really the smoke that caused us to evacuate," Eckerle said.  "There was no building damage to any extent, and nobody was hurt."

2:53 p.m. update

Cummins workers have been told that they can re-enter the building.

FIrefighters are packing their equipment.

2:41 p.m. update

Firefighters said they have extinguished a fire.

Original story

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Columbus firefighters are on the scene at the Cummins Tech Center, 1900 McKinley Ave., responding to a call of a possible fire in the building.

At least five fire trucks are on the scene, and the building has been evacuated.

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