Dust Collector Fire Doused at Wisconsin Packaging Plant

April 18, 2019

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Dust Collector Fire Doused at Wisconsin Packaging Plant
The Green Bay Packaging plant on Radisson Road in Green Bay, WI. Image courtesy of Google Maps

A dust collection unit on the roof of a baghouse caught on fire Wednesday night at the Green Bay Packaging plant in Green Bay, WI, forcing workers to evacuate the facility, local news organizations reported. 

Crews were dispatched to the Radisson Street scene at about 9:30 p.m. where they found smoke inside the structure upon arrival. Brown County Sheriff’s Department told media outlets that an air boat was used to clear smoke from the facility during the response. 

The fire was extinguished by the plant’s fire suppression system, an account by the Green Bay Press Gazette said. Firefighters said the flames were contained to the dust collection equipment. 

Investigators are looking into the fire’s cause. No injuries were logged during the incident. Damage estimates were unavailable, but coverage by NBC News affiliate WGBA said the facility sustained some damage from smoke. 

Green Bay Packaging produces coated label products, corrugated packaging, in-store displays, folding cartons, and containerboard mills. The Radisson Street facility in Green Bay is operated by the firm’s Shipping Container division, according to its website.

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