ATHENS, Al. - Firefighters were summoned to one of office furniture giant Steelcase's Alabama manufacturing locations after an external trash compactor caught fire, according to officials. Two employees were taken to the hospital.
"The fire was quickly addressed and no serious injuries occurred," said Katie Woodruff, Steelcase spokesperson. "However, two employees were transported to the hospital for monitoring out of an abundance of caution. Both employees are in stable condition."
The fire itself only took one fire engine to extinguish. The two employees were harmed by excessive smoke that entered the building.
Steelcase is reportedly investigating what exactly caused the fire, says The News Courier. Production was not affected.

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