There were no reported injuries at an extra alarm fire at the Georgia Pacific Medium Density Fiberboard plant in Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania early on Monday morning (5-17-21). Fire department crews from Mount Jewett, Hamlin Township, Kane, Smethport, Lafayette Township, Wilcox, Johnsonburg, and Crystal VFD of St. Marys responded to the facility about 2:00 AM on Monday morning for a fire and the fire was reported under control about 3:45 AM. Fire crews were called back to the facility at 3:45 PM that afternoon for a ‘hot spot in the ceiling.’ GP spokesperson Rick Kimble when asked about the scope of blaze said, “This is a fairly large industrial complex. There are no small fires.” Kimble explained that facility is equipped with an automated, industrial sprinkler system. “They worked exactly as they were designed.”
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No injuries in blaze at MDF plant in Mount Jewett