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Fire forces Adorn employees to evacuate Elkhart plant

The Elkhart Fire department is fighting a blaze on Hively Avenue.

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 29, 2013 at 2:18 p.m.

ELKHART — More than 100 employees were been evacuated from a wood products manufacturing company in Elkhart early this afternoon after a dust collector caught on fire in the northeast side of the building.

Firefighters responded to a fire around 1:05 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Adorn, 1808 W. Hively Ave. The fire was quickly contained and under control within 15 minutes, according to Elkhart Battalion Chief Wes Johnson. No injuries were reported. The street was closed as firefighters brought the fire under control.

Adorn manufactures and supplies laminated and hardwood products to the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries. The company has two locations in Elkhart plus another plant in Pennsylvania.




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