Fire Forces Evac at OH Jeep Plant

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 05:04 PM gHale


A fire broke out in a furnace forcing an evacuation of the Toledo Jeep assembly complex Monday night, fire officials said.

The small blaze ended up contained to a paint shop at the Toledo, OH-based plant.

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The building was occupied at the time of the fire, but there were no reports of injuries.

Firefighters initially got the fire under control but it eventually sparked back up, fire dispatchers said.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

The Toledo facility is responsible for building the Jeep Wrangler JK and will soon build the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL and Jeep’s pickup truck when it arrives. It formerly built the Jeep Cherokee as well before production of the mid-size SUV moved to Fiat Chrysler’s Belvidere, Illinois, plant to free up production capacity at the Toledo site.



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