The cause of a Sept. 11 fire at global auto supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interior's Belvidere, Ill., facility is under investigation.
Belvidere firefighters responded to calls of a fire at the 340,000-square-foot building just after 7:30 p.m., Yanfeng spokeswoman Debbie Ortisi confirmed in an email.
Evacuating crews found a smoldering pallet of cardboard near the rear of the building. Employees attempted to put out of the fire and dragged the pallet outside of a loading dock. Firefighters extinguished the rest of the smoldering cardboard and cleared light smoke from the facility. There are no damages to the building, Ortisi said.
One employee was taken to SwedishAmerican Hospital for evaluation and was released the same night. No other injuries were reported.
The facility, which supplies interior components to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Belvidere assembly plant, was evacuated for approximately 45 minutes, Ortisi said. Full production has since been restored. The Belvidere site employs about 650.