Two employees of a manufacturing company in Southington were taken to the hospital after a fire on Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reported at Rex Forge on Atwater Street around 2 p.m.

The Southington Fire Department said the unidentified employees were treated and released at a local hospital.

The fire was knocked down at Rex Forge, which was open and operational on Sunday, around 4:45 p.m.

Atwater Street was closed at West Main and Canal streets until just after 4:45 p.m.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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