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A sprinkler system reportedly controlled fire that broke out in a dust-collection unit at the John Deere facility in Davenport, Iowa.

Davenport District Fire Chief Neil Ganiey said the fire wwas reported at the facility, at 1175 East 90th Street, at about 8:45 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2014.  The fire was contained inside a dust collection unit for a plasma cutting machine.

The plant’s fire brigade was already on scene when Davenport firefighters arrived.  The sprinkler system inside the collector controlled the main fire.

The plant was evacuated, but unaffected areas returned to work within 20 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

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