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Fire Destroys Section of Alabama Plastics Plant
April 5, 2018
2 Min Read
The Kasai North America plastics plant in Prattville, AL. Image courtesy of Google Maps
Officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire last Saturday afternoon that destroyed a section of the Kasai North America plastics plant in Prattville, AL, local news organizations reported this week.
Initially responding to a call for a “Water Flow” issue, firefighters first arrived at the plant at about 2:30 p.m. finding the storage area of the plant ablaze, Montgomery, AL-based NBC News affiliate WSFA reported. Plastics and wood pellets in the space acted as fuel.
“The fire had spread to a section of the woods just adjacent to the raw storage area. There was a lot of smoke in the main manufacturing facility itself. However, at this time it appears it’s only smoke damage,” Prattville Fire Deputy Chief Michael Whaley told WSFA.
Fire was also discovered in another rear area of the plant. More than 20 firefighters worked for a half hour to bring the fire down, Whaley said in coverage by the Montgomery Advertiser.
Kasai’s plant in Prattville produces plastics for car interior parts like trim and noise insulation products, according to the firm’s website. The company is an American subsidiary of Japanese automotive parts manufacturer Kasai Kogyo Co. Ltd.
Fire officials said they are conducting an investigation into the fire, Alabama News Network reported.
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