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BRIEF-Lincoln Electric updates on fire incident in China plant

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc :

* Provides statement regarding fire damage to its Jin Tai Welding

consumables plant in China

* There were no injuries and all employees working in the building were safely

evacuated

* Says the site has four production facilities.

* Production was shut down temporarily at the entire site, but is expected to

resume shortly

* Local fire authorities arrived on scene and contained fire before any other

buildings at site were damaged

* Expects to be able to satisfy current customer requirements with no

significant supply disruptions

* Lincoln electric holdings-company cannot estimate the financial impact, if

any, the fire will have on its financial statements.

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