Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fire causes extensive damage to a laminating machine at a plywood manufacturing business

Incident Date:  4/11/13
Issuing Officer:  Joe Meinecke
Incident Location:  2920 S. Cushman Ave.
Incident Type: Commercial Structure Fire

Narrative:  At 2:30 p.m. Firefighters from stations 1,2,4,8,11,16 and 17 responded to a reported commercial structure fire.

The first arriving company found heavy smoke showing from the large commercial plywood manufacturing facility. Crews made an aggressive interior attack with a 2 1/2 inch hose line, and knocked the fire down that had erupted in a plywood laminating machine. Firefighters also extinguished hot spots, ventilated the building and confirmed that no one was trapped inside. There were no injuries to report.

The immediate cause of the fire was undetermined, with the blaze causing extensive damage to the machinery, resulting in estimated $350,000 damage to the building and its contents.