Fire damages Angola factory

2017-11-13

ANGOLA -- A firefighter was injured as a factory sustained heavy damage when fire broke out early Monday morning in Angola.

Multiple fire crews assisted the Angola Fire Department at Precision Industries, 200 Industrial Drive, just after midnight. First crews on the scene reported flames coming from the roof.

The firefighter was hurt while trying to put out the blaze. He was transported to Cameron Hospital where he was treated and released.

Angola police officer who smelled smoke in the area discovered the blaze. Nobody was inside the building when the fire started and there were no other injuries.

Crews contained the fire to the front office portion of the building and the front part of the manufacturing area. The main manufacturing area received heat and water damage, but it's believed most of the heavy equipment can be saved.

An estimated 50,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Assisting the Angola Fire Department were firefighters from Fremont, Steuben Township, Ashley and Orland fire departments.

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