Fire at Backer's Potato Chip plant

Fire damages Backer's Potato Chip plant in Fulton.

Fulton Fire Department crews responded to a fire at the Backer's Potato Chip plant Tuesday afternoon. Workers were evacuated because of heavy black smoke.

The fire was located in a heat exchanger attached to a cooker. The fire was quickly put out, but crews stayed on the scene for about two hours to cool the equipment.

No one was hurt. The Fulton Fire Department estimates damage to the plant on Industrial Drive at $200,000. No structural damage was reported.