Machine Fire at Cascade Tissue Plant in Pennsylvania

April 17, 2020

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Machine Fire at Cascade Tissue Plant in Pennsylvania
Firefighters responding to the fire at the Cascade Tissue plant in Clarks Summit, PA. Image courtesy of Clarks Summit Fire Company on Facebook

Firefighters responded to the Cascade Tissue plant in Clarks Summit, PA on Thursday night after a fire ignited inside of the facility, according to a post on the Clarks Summit Fire Company Facebook page. 

Dispatched to the site at 6:42 p.m. after a commercial fire alarm was activated, officials escalated the incident to a commercial structure fire after receiving reports of heavy smoke coming from the structure. 

The fire department told ABC News affiliate WNEP that the blaze started when material under a machine ignited. No injuries were logged during the incident, the news broadcaster said. No information was available on whether or not dust was involved in the fire. 

Fire personnel were on scene for two hours. 

At the beginning of this month, a fire broke out in a Procter & Gamble (P&G) toilet paper plant in Oxnard, CA. Officials said only about 10% of the structure was impacted by the flames. 

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