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Firefighters battle blaze at wood grinding operation (videos)

GOSHEN - Firefighters were battling a blaze midday today at a wood grinding operation west of Goshen and appeared to have it under control.
Truth Staff
Posted on Aug. 12, 2011 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 27, 2012 at 4:21 p.m.

GOSHEN - Firefighters were battling a blaze midday today at a wood grinding operation west of Goshen and appeared to have it under control.

The fire at Martin Animal Bedding at 21918 S.R. 119, near where the highway intersects C.R. 36, was apparently centered in the large open-ended structure at the business where it grinds scrap wood. The structure was charred in spots, sections of sheet metal covering it were blown off and the frame was bent in sections.

Firefighters from the Elkhart and Harrison township fire departments were on the scene battling the fire.

Martin Animal Bedding started operations in earnest in late 2007, months after a devastating dust explosion and fire heavily damaged another wood-recycling business, VIM Recycling on Old U.S. 33 west of Elkhart. Martin, like VIM, takes wood waste from area manufacturers and grinds it into animal bedding for use by area farmers.



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