Fire Heavily Damages Forest River Laminating Plant
The Monday night blaze left no one seriously hurt or injured.
Goshen News reports that a Forest River RV laminating plant in Goshen, Indiana caught fire Monday night.
Goshen firefighters arrived at the scene early Tuesday morning. They awaited heavy equipment to arrive so they could extinguish large piles of fiberglass that were still burning, according to Fire Chief Dan Sink.
“It just got a great start and with the type of products and chemicals they had, it had a head start. We had multiple explosions on arrival,” Sink said. “It was a huge event.”
Off-duty Goshen firefighters and crews from Concord Township Fire Department arrived at the scene of the fire. The Concord Township Fire Department also added its aerial ladder to the Goshen equipment used to fight the fire.
According to Chief Sink, no one was injured fighting the fire. He also believes the plant was not in operation when the fire started. The plant received marked damage from the blaze.
Sink said the investigation into the cause of the fire would begin Monday once firefighters didn’t have to wear oxygen masks to enter the building. Sink added he didn’t even know if entry could be made safely.
“We will be working out here all day,” Sink said Tuesday.
The plant manufactured laminated products for use in the company’s r-pod travel trailers.