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Ford shuts down F-150 production after plant fire

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MICHIGAN (WKOW) -- After a fire at a supplier's plant in Michigan last week, Ford has halted production of its most popular model.

The automaker has two plants that build its F-150 pickup truck, and both are shutdown due to a parts shortage caused by that fire.

The plants that produce the F-150 are in Kansas City and Dearborn.

The shutdown could last several weeks. However, Ford says dealers' inventories of the trucks are large enough to prevent a near-term shortage.

However, if the shutdown lasts over a month, buyers could have trouble finding the version of the truck that they are looking for.

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