LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- Las Cruces firefighters knocked down a fire Wednesday at a chile processing the plant, the second to occur there in just a couple days.
Wednesday's blaze about 7 a.m. at the Olam plant at 1650 W. Amador Avenue, sent a large plume of black smoke and flames into the sky that was visible by numerous witnesses.
Authorities said that fire started in a large chile processing hopper and fire crews were able to put it out within minutes.
Another fire at the facility on Monday evening ignited in a large commercial roaster and spread to the ventilation system.
No injuries were reported in either fire, officials said.