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Fire Put Out at MilliporeSigma Warehouse in Wisconsin

April 15, 2019

Officials said a “combustible solid” caught on fire inside of the MilliporeSigma warehouse in Wilson, WI on Sunday afternoon, drawing a response from a number of area fire departments and law enforcement agencies, local news organizations reported.  

First responders were called to the facility at about 1 p.m. and firefighters were able to douse the flames within 30 minutes. 

Town of Wilson Fire Department officials told Milwaukee, WI-based FOX News affiliate WITI that a “combustible solid” was burning in a storage area for production chemicals. Damages to the structure are expected to be minimal. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, an account by the Sheboygan Press said. No one was injured.

A lithium fire broke out at MilliporeSigma’s Wilson site in October 2018, according to coverage by Powder & Bulk Solids. No injuries were logged in that incident. The company invested $64 million to expand the site in September 2017, adding 80,000 sq ft of space and 75 new jobs. 

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