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Precast Concrete Products Plant Heavily Damaged in Fire

Fire crews worked for several hours to limit the spread of the flames in the Eagle Concrete plant.

John S. Forrester

March 3, 2021

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Image courtesy of Boswell Fire Department on Facebook

Crews from multiple area fire departments were called to the Eagle Concrete Products plant in Somerset County, PA last Monday after a blaze ignited inside the facility, local news organizations reported.

After arriving on scene at about 11:20 p.m., firefighters observed flames coming from the steel structure and commenced an “aggressive” attack on the fire, a fire official told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. The building was heavily damaged during the incident.

Office space, a lab, the plant’s lunchroom, and a locker room were damaged during the incident, a co-owner of Eagle Concrete, Bruce Hottle, said in coverage by the Somerset Daily American. Officials believe the blaze started near the locker room.

A firefighter received treatment at an area hospital for exhaustion. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall has opened an investigation into the cause of the fire. Crews cleared the scene around 7 a.m.

Eagle Concrete manufactures precast concrete products.

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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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