Fire in ductwork at Carpenter Co. closes C.R. 15 in Elkhart

    Part of C.R. 15 was closed Tuesday afternoon as crews responded to a fire at Carpenter.
    Posted on Feb. 12, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

    ELKHART — Fire crews responded to Carpenter Co. at 195 County Road 15 in Elkhart shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, closing the road for about an hour.

    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.

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