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Cleanup underway at Henryetta Anchor Glass plant

Posted at 6:08 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 07:08:26-04

HENRYETTA, Okla. -- Some workers returned to Anchor Glass plant in Henryetta to help clean after a fre ripped through the hot end of the building Wednesday night.

Shannon Frair's husband, Clayton, has worked at the plant for ten years. Last night she got an unexpected call during his shift.

"He called me at 8:56, talked to me for 18 seconds and told me I needed to go get his boss who lives across the street from my mom," said Frair.

That 18 second phone call was all the information she had from her husband, but she immediately knew something was wrong.

"He was very panicked so I knew it was something serious," said Frair.

The plant filled with 75 employees bursting into flames Wednesday night.

Police say one of the machines int he hot end where the glass molds are made caught on fire.

The plant evacuated employees, while the Frair's five-year-old son anxiously waited to hear from his dad.

"Normally he goes to sleep around 9:30, 10 but he wouldn't go to sleep unless he knew his dad was okay," said Frair.

A silver lining in this dark cloud over Henryetta, no employees were hurt during the fire.

Shannon Frair thankful to reunite with her husband.

"I had his mom with me so we were just really happy that he was alive and not hurt," said Frair.

The plant employs more than 600 people in Henryetta.

Generations of families working there, including Shannon's mom, who was one of the employees back Thursday to help clean up.

"She said there’s a bunch of glass everywhere," said Frair.

Plant supervisors say they could possibly have two or three out of the six shops open within the next few days.

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