Nut Factory Fire in Baltimore Triggers Allergy Warning

Authorities are warning people with nut allergies to be cautious after a fire broke out in a Baltimore nut factory.

A fire broke out Tuesday morning in a peanut hopper at the Barcelona Nut Company in the 500 block of S. Fulton Avenue, officials said.

Firefighters found smoke coming from the third floor and three people were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't thought to be life-threatening. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Baltimore Office of Emergency Management tweeted a warning to people with nut allergies in the area, urging them to take extra precautions.

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