March 4, 2019

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Fire Destroys Building at Concrete Plant in NY State
A fire destroyed a structure at a concrete production facility in Lima, NY on Saturday. Image courtesy of Lima Volunteer Fire Department

A storage building was destroyed in a blaze last Saturday night at the Lakeland Concrete Products production facility in Lima, NY. Firefighters from the Lima Volunteer Fire Department responded to the site at about 9:55 p.m. after Chief Tim Vandevelt spotted flames at the plant and called for help, the fire department said in a Facebook post. 

In total, crews from 11 area fire departments were on scene during the incident. 

Chief Vandevelt told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle that a wood framed building with metal siding used for storage of concrete production materials like stone and sand was declared a total loss. The flames were brought under control within several hours. 

“We are planning on resuming production of our precast products as soon as possible, and there will be minimal disruption for our employees and our customers,” the president of Lakeland Concrete Products, Todd Clarke, said in a statement to Spectrum Local News. “I want to commend the Lima Fire Department as well as the surrounding town fire departments that responded to the request for assistance. They did an outstanding job of keeping the fire contained to the detached structure and preserving our main production facility.”

Lima Volunteer Fire Department told Powder & Bulk Solids that the cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. 

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