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Dust Collector Fire Forces Evacuation of Metalcraft Plant

A blaze broke out in the equipment in the Wisconsin metalworking plant last Friday morning.

John S. Forrester

February 2, 2021

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Firefighters were called to the Metalcraft of Mayville facility in Beaver Dam, WI last Friday after a fire ignited in a metal dust collector, according to officials and local news reports.

The fire was called in to Dodge County Central Communications at about 9:47 a.m. and the Beaver Dam Fire Department responded to the North Spring Street scene.

“Fire units arrived to find heavy smoke in the production area, and the building evacuated. Firefighters located a fire in a metal dust collection unit in the factory,” Beaver Dam Fire said in a post on its Facebook page. “The stubborn fire was eventually extinguished with the use of many ABC fire extinguishers.”

During the response, the fire department used a rescue hovercraft to ventilate the building. No injuries were logged during the incident. The scene was cleared by 11:40 a.m.

“The fire caused a temporary suspension in production and most employees were released for the day,” said Beaver Dam Fire.

Metalcraft of Mayville cuts, forms, welds and machines metal products and provides a variety of services, including assembly and inspection.

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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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