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ELKHART -- Elkhart firefighters battled a three-alarm oven fire Monday at Dexstar Wheel Co., 400 Collins Road.
Investigator Kent Stouder said the fire at the powder coating operation started in an oven around 2 p.m. and produced heavy smoke. One employee was taken to Elkhart General Hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation.
The business was evacuated while the fire department fought the fire.
The company's website says that all its manufacturing was moved to the 45,000-square-foot building in 1982. In 2004, the company called Dexter Rim & Wheel was acquired by Americana Development and named Dexstar Wheel Co.