EPC building in Geneva airing out today after fire (Photo by Eric Mann)
A fire that started in a building separate from the main structure on the Elkhart Products Corp. site in Geneva caused considerable damage inside that building late Tuesday night and reportedly caused minor hand burns to one employee.
No details of the fire were available today. The plant manager was gone for the day and the plant engineer was in a staff meeting this morning, the Daily Democrat was told. Neither the Geneva fire chief nor the assistant chief were available for comment The walls of the building were still in place, but two EPC employees said holes were cut in the roof to extinguish the flames.
There was no damage to the main EPC building.
Geneva firefighters were called to the location at 9:36 p.m. and were on the scene until 5 a.m. today.
Geneva firefighters also requested the assistance of the Preble Fire Department's breathing tank refill vehicle to help as firefighters fought the blaze and did other work in the building after the fire was out. The Preble vehicle was dispatched at 10:14 p.m.