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Dust Collector Fire Forces Evacuation of Maine Plant
November 20, 2018
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Crews responded to a fire in a dust collection system at the Fisher Engineering snowplow production plant in Rockland, ME on Monday morning, forcing workers to evacuate the site, local news organizations reported.
An automatic fire alarm system within the facility alerted the Rockland Fire and EMS Department that sprinklers were operational at about 9 a.m. The dust collector’s internal sprinklers contained the fire to the equipment and firefighters put out the remaining flames, Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo said in coverage by the Penobscot Bay Pilot, noting that the impacted equipment was a shot blaster dust collection system.
Workers at the site evacuated the structure prior to the arrival of fire crews because some smoke was present in the plant. No injuries were logged during the incident.
News website Knox.VillageSoup.com reported that Monday’s fire marks the fourth fire incident at the Rockland plant in just over one year. The facility’s dust collection system was involved in one of the incidents.
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