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Firefighters trying to determine what caused Green Stream Company fire

A fire that damaged some semi trailer compartments and roll off hoppers rekindled on Monday.

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Firefighters are still working to determine what caused a fire that destroyed some semitrailer compartments and roll-off hoppers late Saturday night, April 26.

Five Elkhart area fire departments responded to reports of an industrial fire at Green Stream Co., at 29414 Phillips Drive. 

The fire crews were able to contain the fire to two trailers and a recyclable hopper in the parking lot. No damage was done to the actual structure and no one was hurt. 

Cleveland Fire Chief Richard Newman said the fire was out by 1:51 a.m. The fire originated around a trash hopper and it got into some combustibles.

The fire rekindled at about 5:38 a.m. Monday. Cleveland fire, as well as Osolo and Baugo responded as mutual aid. The fire was out by 6:45 a.m.

Newman said firefighters are gathering information while they continue too look for the cause of the fire. 

Amit Shah, who owns the company, told The Elkhart Truth that semitrailer compartments and roll-off hoppers were damaged in the fire that started around 11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and lasted into early Sunday morning.

"I'm more happy that no one was hurt, and that the fire department did a great job containing the fire," said Shah, who has owned the business since 2010. "We did lose some equipment, but that's always replaceable."




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