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UPDATE: Weston Fire Damage Estimated at $1.2 Million

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 1/31 at 12:52 pm

The Weston Fire Chief tells NewsChannel 7 damage at a wood flooring manufacturing business is estimated to be $1.2 million. Chief Steve Meilahn says the sander that started the fire cost $200,000 and there is about $1 M in product loss.

The fire department is still on scene and is using a thermal camera to check for hot spots.

No injuries have been reported.

ORIGINAL STORY: 1/31 at 12:18 pm

Employees are being evacuated from a business in the Weston Industrial Park after dispatch received a call reporting a sander started on fire at a wood flooring manufacturing business.

The Weston and Ringle fire departments were paged to From the Forest around noon after it was reported the fire couldn't be put out by fire extinguishers.

According to dispatch reports smoke is coming from an overhead compartment.

Elizabeth Schilder is headed to scene and will bring you more details as they become available.


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