Fire Hits PA Metal Component Maker

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 12:02 PM gHale

A blaze broke out at Symmco Inc. in Sykesville, PA, which designs and manufactures powdered metal components, early Monday morning, officials said.

Despite the fire, the plant was still operating as usual Monday despite the early morning fire, said Sykesville Fire Chief Kevin Yamrick.

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At 5:07 a.m., employees at Symmco, located at 40 S. Park Ave., called in a report of smoke coming from the roof area above a furnace used to heat-treat materials, Yamrick said.

Even though the fire was difficult to get to since there was a layer of insulation, a metal roof, another layer of insulation, and then a rubber roof, firefighters had the fire initially contained in 40 minutes.

Due to the high winds, however, sparks were blown to a couple of other adjoining roofs on another building but those were also extinguished quickly.

No injuries were reported in the incident. Damage is estimated at approximately $25,000.



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