None injured in Cornell mill fire

  • Source: Chippewa Herald
  • Published: 10/20/2017 04:24 AM

No one was injured during a Thursday fire at a Cornell manufacturing plant, Chief Dennis Klass of the Cornell Fire Department said. A fire was reported at Mule-Hide Manufacturing, 50 Bridge St., in Cornell at 9:29 a.m. Klass said the department arrived on scene and found the mill’s dryers on fire. The dryers are approximately 180-foot-long cylinders that dry paper being processed. Firefighters extinguished the flames in about 45 minutes, Klass said. Because it was a grease fire, the fire crew had to use other than normal means to extinguish the flames. “We couldn’t use waters on these rollers for fear of an explosion…we had to use dry chemical extinguishers for most of it,” Klass said.


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