Tuesday’s fire at a local manufacturer was contained to a single building, according to Weyauwega Fire Chief Tom Cullen.
Cullen said the Weyauwega Fire Department was called out to Alliance Industries at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.
Alliance Industries is located on Vaughan Road, south of U.S. Highway 10 in the town of Lind.
The fire originated in the paint processing building, where there was extensive damage. There was also some smoke and heat damage to other buildings.
When asked if the paint processing building was a total loss, Cullen responded, “Right now they are assessing that. They have not made a final determination.”
No employees or firefighters were injured.
“All the employees were evacuated in an orderly manner,” Cullen said. “A head count was taken when we arrived.”
Firefighters were at the scene until shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Weyauwega was assisted by Waupaca, Fremont, Saxeville, Poy Sippi, Manawa, New London, West Bloomfield, Iola, Scandinavia and Wild Rose fire departments. Gold Cross ambulance service, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office and the Red Cross were also at the scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Cullen said.
Cullen said Wednesday morning that the rest of the plant was back in operations.
Alliance Industries produces sand cores for metal casting, as well as powder coating and painting for metal products.