Dust Causes Plant Fire In Mason City

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 5:06am

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured in a small fire that forced the evacuation of a door manufacturing plant in Mason City.

The fire at Graham Manufacturing Corp. was reported shortly after 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Fire Capt. Bruce Quam says sawdust caught fire and the spark was probably caused by some machinery.

The fire damaged some plastic hosing, which is part of a vacuum system used to collect dust.

Quam says employees extinguished the flames before firefighters arrived. He estimated two dozen workers were evacuated as a safety precaution.


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