HazMat Team Called to OR Fiberglass Firm

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 06:01 PM gHale

A HazMat team got the call as crews battled a fire at Superior Glass Works in Molalla, OR, Saturday night.

The Molalla Fire Department received a call at 8:20 p.m., and when they arrived, flames were visible through portions of the building’s steel roof.

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After learning of several 55-gallon barrels of hazardous flammable materials inside the building, firefighters worked to prevent them from burning or escaping.

The company used the materials at risk to create fiberglass.

Eventually, the fire ended up contained, and there were no injuries in the incident.

Other local fire departments, including a HazMat team, assisted the Molalla Fire Department.

Superior Glass Works manufactures fiberglass parts, fiberglass bodies and custom chassis for automobiles. The company builds, owns and maintains over 500 molds that support the fiberglass operation. It does all of its own mold-making and manufacturing on-site. The company produces 24 fiberglass and carbon fiber street rod and race bodies, according to the company web site.

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