Blaze at NH Plastics Plant

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 01:08 PM gHale


A buildup of processing material in a spill tray that overheated and ignited led to a fire at a plastics plant in Merrimack, NH.

Firefighters contained the fire at the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility, which started at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The fire report came in for a fire in a large fabric coating tower.

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In an effort to ward off the blaze, firefighters used carbon dioxide to prevent spreading burning oils with water.

Firefighters determined the blaze was contained to the equipment and didn’t spread to the building. It was under control at around 1:20 p.m. There were no injuries reported in the incident. St. Gobain later resumed its normal operations.

Fire officials said the flames were the result of a buildup of processing material in a spill tray that overheated and ignited.