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UPDATE: Factory Fire in Merrill Under Control

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: April 26th, 2014 3:03 PM

A factory fire at Yorde Tool & Machining LLC in Merrill is now under control and appears to be out according to our reporter on scene.

Fire crews are beginning to leave the scene on Jackson St. and the owners of the factory are reportedly examining the damage.

Merrill Fire Captain Mike Drury tells NewsChannel 7 the back portion of the factory, which was used for storage, is a total loss. The Chief is crediting a fire wall with saving the rest of the factory from the flames.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but Captain Drury says the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

No one was in the factory at the time the fire broke out. No injuries were reported.

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The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department reports crews are responding to a factory fire in Merrill.

Crews were called to the scene on Jackson Street around 1:20 PM Saturday afternoon.

Three departments are currently on scene including the Merrill and Corning Fire Departments and the DNR. Lincoln County Dispatch tells NewsChannel 7 one more fire department is standing by.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

NewsChannel 7 has a crew on the way and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.


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