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4 sent to hospital after fire at Ohio GM plant

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Four people were taken to local hospitals late Friday after a small fire at a northeast Ohio General Motors plant.

GM says operations at its Lordstown complex were back to normal Saturday. The facility was lightly staffed at the time.

In a release, the auto maker said the fire began just before 9 p.m. Friday. The company said an early investigation traced the fire to welding work being performed by contractors.

The company reported 3 of those taken to the hospital were treated and released, with one remaining hospitalized for observation. Messages were left with the fire department and hospital seeking more information.

A Lordstown police dispatcher said firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.

GM said production would continue Monday with three regularly scheduled shifts.