Two-alarm fire reported at Waco Mars plant Tuesday May 2

(FROM Channel 6) Firefighters were battling a fire at the Mars candy plant in Waco Tuesday afternoon May 2.

The first call came in shortly after 1 p.m. A second alarm was called out around 1:20 p.m.

Several tractor trailers were on fire, according to Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Patterson. He added firefighters were inside trying to prevent the flames from spreading into the building.

The Waco plant employs hundreds of people, and it produces most of the Snickers bars in North America.

Channel Six has a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

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