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Fire at the Vigo County Industrial Park

Blaze discovered by Duke Energy crews. Concentrated in a building housing a boiler for an adjacent structure. No injuries. Firefighters dealing with heavy snow in the area.

The winter weather made it tough on fire fighters at a blaze at the Vigo County Industrial Park this afternoon

Duke Energy crews noticed smoke coming from a building that has house a company called Burkes Garden.

The fire was centered in a building that housed a boiler for the larger adjacent structure.

The blaze was being fed by natural gas.  Vectren cut the supply and put out a lot of the fire.

Honey Creek volunteers then worked on hot spots but the road to the scene had not been plowed.

Assistant Chief Monte Hughes says, "This area back here, because the facility was closed, had not been plowed so we're walking back through drifts and everything, trying to pull this two-and-a-half inch water line back here, pretty labor intensive, so it's winded a lot of people."

No one was injured in the blaze.  The Vigo County Highway Department brought in a truck to help allow emergency vehicles to leave the scene once the fire was under control.



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