Pencil Factory Dust Fire Forces Evac

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 05:03 PM gHale


Workers evacuated from a Sale Creek, TN pencil factory Monday morning after a machinery fire ignited sawdust, spreading flames and smoke into duct work and a dust collection silo, several local news organizations reported.

Responding to a fire call at the Wagner Pencil Company’s factory at about 8:20 a.m., firefighters discovered smoke and flames coming out of the site’s dust collection silo located on the rear exterior of the building.

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The blaze remained limited to the facility’s duct work and the silo.

Officials said a spark from a machine likely caught sawdust in the site’s ducts on fire.

Firefighters extinguished the fire quickly, causing minimal damages to the facility, officials said. There were no estimates on the damages.

There were no injuries in the incident.



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