Painesville Township: Industrial fire finally out

8:34 PM, Oct 13, 2012   |    comments
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PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP -- A fire at an animal feed plant in Painesville Township has been extinguished more than 2 days after it started

Fire officials said the fire at Hardy Industrial Technologies would be allowed to burn itself out to save on firefighting resources. But as the fire entered its second day, firefighters used foam to assist in firefighting efforts.

The fire started Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m. The company produces vegetable oil-based animal feed. Essentially firefighters say the fire is an enormous grease fire.

Painesville Township industrial fire photos 

The EPA has been on site monitoring due to the column of smoke billowing from the site.




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