Company spokesman: Fire out at Jenks Kimberly-Clark paper mill, no employees hurt

JENKS, Okla. - Jenks and Tulsa firefighters are investigating a fire that broke out at Jenks' Kimberly-Clark paper facility Wednesday morning.

The fire was reported around 9 a.m. and is believed to be fully extinguished, according to Kimberly-Clark Corporation spokesman Eric Bruner.

Employees were evacuated and were not allowed back into the plant, located just south of East 131st Street South near the Arkansas River, as of 11 a.m. Bruner says none of the facility's workers were hurt.

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Jenks' Kimberly-Clark mill specialized in producing paper towels and bath tissue under the Scott, Cottonelle and Viva brands.

Said Bruner on the building's history: "The facility has an outstanding safety record. We are grateful for the excellent response and support we've received from our local fire department."

The extent of the fire's damage has not yet been determined.

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