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Rockland responds to another fire at Fisher snowplow plant

By Stephen Betts | Nov 19, 2018
Photo by: Stephen Betts Rockland firefighters respond to a small fire at the Fisher snowplow plant in Rockland's Industrial Park Nov. 19.

Rockland — Filters in a large dust collection system caught fire Monday, Nov. 19, at the Fisher snowplow plant in the Industrial Park, calling out crews from around the region.

The internal sprinklers in the dust collection system dampened the fire and kept it in check until crews arrived to completely extinguish it, said Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo.

The call came in at about 9 a.m.

The dust collection equipment is about 6 feet by 8 feet wide and extends from the floor to the ceiling.

There was light smoke in the building and the company had employees immediately evacuate, Mazzeo said. He praised the company's quick action.

Fire crews had to go into the equipment and put out the remaining fire and make sure nothing else was smoldering.

Crews from Thomaston, Rockland and Camden responded.

This is the fourth fire response to the plant in a little more than a year. There were calls on Nov. 1, 2017; Jan. 19 and Jan. 29, 2018. The dust collection system was the cause of at least one of the prior fires.

There have been no injuries in the small fires.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Laurel E Taylor | Nov 20, 2018 08:49

WTH seems to me like the place is a fire hazard.

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