A small fire in the paint shop at Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex disrupted production of the Jeep Wrangler on Tuesday.
No workers were injured, and the paint shop was evacuated temporarily to allow firefighters to extinguish the blaze, said Jodi Tinson, a spokeswoman for FCA US.
The “barbecue-sized” fire began about 4:30 p.m. in a drying oven and kept reigniting because of the combustible materials in the area, Tinson said.
Fire officials told The (Toledo) Blade that two firefighters were injured. One was treated at the scene and another was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The fire was extinguished by 5:45 p.m., Tinson said.
She added that Wrangler assembly workers would be let out “a few hours early” late Tuesday while paint shop workers would remain on the job. The company didn't provide an estimate of how much production was lost.