Fire at Chicago chocolate factory is the second in November

CHICAGO (AP) — For the second time this month, the Chicago Fire Department has responded to a blaze at the Blommer Chocolate Company factory.

Fire officials said Tuesday's fire started in a cooling tower on the roof of factory near the city's Loop business district. All workers at the factory have been accounted for and there were no injuries.

Authorities say the fire started around 1:45 p.m. and was extinguished within an hour. The fire's cause hasn't been given.

The fire comes 11 days after a fire prompted an evacuation of the plant. Company officials blamed the Nov. 3 fire on the overheating of a piece of equipment used to bag cocoa.

There were no injuries in that fire.

The family-owned, Chicago-based company produces chocolate candy, powders and coatings for use by variety of customers.

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