NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Sugar Factory Inc factory jcrews will reopen on Friday after a fire in a sugar factory north of Orlando, Florida, that damaged two other facilities, company spokesman John DeWitt said.
The factory, which manufactures sugar for the Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc, will remain closed and a temporary fire suppression system will be in place until the factory can be rebuilt, DeWitte said in a statement on Thursday.
The fire at the factory, located about 30 miles (48 km) south of Orlando and the Florida Keys, damaged three other facilities.
The National Guard is assisting the state fire marshal’s office and the U.S. Sugar Institute in determining the cause, DeWayne said.
He did not say how many workers were at the facility when the fire broke out.
There were no injuries.
DeWitt did not immediately respond to Reuters questions about the cause of the fire.
The company had a warehouse at the Florida Sugar Plant and another in Monroe, Florida.
DeWits spokesman declined to provide further details on the fire or whether the plant had reopened.
The Florida Sugar Institute said on its website that it has lost six workers in the fire and is providing support for families affected by the accident.
The Sugar Institute has a program to provide support to families of workers who die in the workplace and also works with employers to help with their compensation.
The sugar industry has been plagued by fires in recent years, as companies struggle to contain the rising sugar prices.
The industry, in a boom of recent years that has been fueled by an expanding global market, has been dealing with an uptick in fire deaths.
In 2016, the U