Dover, OH – Fire at pallet manufacturing company extinguished with help from sprinkler system

A melted water tank is believed to have helped to extinguish a fire at Inca Pallets on Sunday evening.  Firefighters arrived to find no fire, although a sprinkler had activated and there was heat damage to a building, according to Dover Fire Capt. Michael Mossor. Water was also found flowing from the top of a wall.

An incident report said firefighters drained the sprinkler system and a section of fiberglass insulation ignited.  Firefighters found damage to a large plastic water tank near the suspected origin of the fire. The report said fire affected the tank, releasing water which contributed to extinguishing the fire.  Damage was estimated at $50,000 to the contents and $5,000 to the property.

Six departments were dispatched to the business at 3005 Progress St., where the fire alarm was triggered at 6:29 p.m. Firefighters arrived six minutes later and left the scene by 8:10 p.m.  In addition to Dover, fire departments came from New Philadelphia, Strasburg, Sugarcreek, Uhrichsville and Bolivar.

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