Fire Crews Respond to Machine Fire in Tonawanda Plant

5:10 PM, Mar 25, 2012   |    comments
3M Plant in Tonawanda
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TONAWANDA, N.Y. - Several fire companies responded to the 3M plant on Sawyer Road in the town of Tonawanda early Saturday after reports of a fire inside the building.

The initial call went out shortly before 2 a.m. 

Don Abbott, of the River Road Volunteer Fire Company, told 2 On Your Side that a fire in one of the machines set off the sprinkler system in the plant and caused the evacuation of workers.

Crews encountered smoke inside the building but credit the sprinklers with knocking down most of the fire. 

Abbott says there was no damage to the building.


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