Fire in ductwork at Carpenter Co. closes C.R. 15 in Elkhart
Posted: 02/12/2013 at 7:19 pm
By: Emily Pfund
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Elkhart Fire Department crews clean ups after responding to a fire Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Carpenter Company on County Road 15 in Elkhart. Employees were unable to contain a fire inside an interior duct with fire extinguishers before the fire department was called. (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Jacob Fife, a division manager at Carpenter, said the fire was small and contained to an area of ductwork on one of the manufacturing lines.
“It was something we couldn’t get to with a fire extinguisher so we called (the fire department) in,” Fife said.
Fife said the fire was contained to a small area.
Crews began to clear the scene around 6 p.m.