Dust Collector Fire Reported at Building Materials Plant

Crews were sent to the Fiberesin facility in Oconomowoc Lake, WI after a fire ignited in the equipment Wednesday morning.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

August 18, 2022

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A blaze ignited in a portable dust collection unit outside of the Fiberesin building materials manufacturing plant Wednesday morning, drawing a response from local firefighters, according to a report in the Waukesha County Freeman.

Firefighters were called to the East Wisconsin Avenue location around 7 a.m., the newspaper’s account said. Personnel were able to douse the flames in about 45 minutes, preventing damage to the structure.

The dust collector was destroyed in the fire, a fire official told the Freeman. An earlier report said a blaze broke out in duct work connected to the plant’s wood chipping system on June 20.

Fiberesin is a manufacturer of phenolic and thermofused materials for the construction, furniture, restaurant, and hospitality markets.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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