No injuries in Hastings Deering Mackay fire

Hastings Deering say there were no injuries from a fire at its Caterpillar machinery plant in Mackay yesterday and the clean up effort is now underway.

In a statement yesterday the company said the fire happened in the plant's service section and alternative arrangements were already underway to reduce the impact on customers.

Hastings also said the parts department was today back in operation but service operations would be "slightly affected".

While investigations are still underway the company has not outlined the cost of damage done in the fire and when the clean-up will be complete.

Hastings Deering general manager branch operations Noel Langton said in a statement the company was working on minimising the fire's impact and evacuation procedures had gone according to plan.

"The most important thing is that evacuation procedures were followed and everyone is safe," he said.

"The incident will have a limited effect on our operation and we’re still in business."

“We’re aware of the potential implications for our customers and are working to minimise the impact and ensure continuity of supply."

Image: The fire in Mackay yesterday

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