What began as a small manufacturing plant fire -- on Salt Lake's west side -- could result in a lot of damage.

The early Thursday morning blaze was fought by 34 firefighters, who extinguished it quickly.

But heavy smoke -- in the Deseret Industries Manufacturing plant -- did cause problems that forced employees to remain out of the building.

There were no injuries.  The cause is still being investigated. 

The D.I. building is located near 19th West, 17th South.