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Multiple tractor-trailers catch fire at St. Charles Coca-Cola bottling plant

The first call for a fire came out at about 3:15 p.m. near the plant on Mueller Road.

ST CHARLES, Mo. — The St. Charles Fire Department responded to a fire involving several tractor-trailers at the Coca-Cola bottling plant in St. Charles Sunday afternoon.

The first call for a fire came out at about 3:15 p.m. near the Heartland Coca-Cola bottling plant in the 3800 block of Mueller Road. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Brown said seven tractors and three tractor-trailers caught fire.

Brown said the truck fires caused a small brush fire that was controlled within 30 minutes.

A photo of the scene posted to the fire department's Facebook page showed heavy black smoke coming from behind the plant, which is bordered by Elm Point Industrial Drive.

Brown said no one was at the plant at the time, and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters requested drivers avoid the area while firefighters continue to work the fire.

A spokesperson for the plant shared the following statement Monday:

What we can tell you is that no one was injured in the fire. We are cooperating fully with the Saint Charles Fire Department and Police Department, as they investigate the cause of the fire. 

Our building was not impacted by the fire. Several of our vehicles were completely destroyed and we are evaluating how we can make sure we meet the delivery needs of our customers. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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