UPDATE: Smoke Prompts Evacuation of Local Plant

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***Update April 30, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.***

Employees at the John Deere Plant in Columbia County, Georgia are back on the job after a brief evacuation Thursday morning.

They were sent outside the plant earlier today when smoke was seen coming from heating and air vents.


***Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.***

Columbia County firefighters are at the John Deere Plant  on Horizons South Parkway in Columbia County.

The were called to the scene about 8:30 Thursday morning  after smoke was seen coming from the heating and air vents.

As a precaution, the plant was evacuated.

According to a spokesperson for the Martinez Fire Department, there is no sign of any flames.

Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel Six for more on this developing story.

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