An evacuation advisory has been lifted with people returning to their homes, in the wake of a fire that heavily damaged a Nordic Fiberglass Manufacturing Plant in Warren last night ..
Marshall County Sheriff Jason Boman says no one was in the building, Plant #9 on Highway #1 West, when the fire was reported, just before 7pm.
Sheriff Boman says the State Fire Marshal was on site last night and will be back today, the source of the fire thought to be from motors in an area on the second floor of the two story structure.
Boman says he issued the evacuation advisory as a precaution, running door to door in a small neighborhood north of the fire; asking residents to leave the area due to heavy, pungent smoke. Sheriff’s Dispatch assisted residents making alternate arrangements for the night.
Fire Departments from Warren, Alvarado and Crookston responded to the blaze; a six hour fight with crews getting the upper hand and the fire under control and out right around midnight. No injuries are reported. Boman commended volunteers for great organization, and says the fight would have been more difficult without an aerial unit manned by Crookston Fire Fighters and a Warren City Payloader, which opened a portion of the building.
The west side plant is one of several buildings on two sites, with Nordic Fiberglass Headquarters on Highway #75 on the South Side of the Warren City Limits. The company also has facilities in Devils Lake, North Dakota ..
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Officials say there were no injuries but report significant property loss in a fire at Nordic Fiberglass Wednesday night in Warren.
A one block area near the fire was evacuated with Sheriff Jason Boman asking evacuees to find alternate housing for the night. Fire Fighters were at the scene and highway traffic re-routed.
Nordic Fiberglass has facilities in Warren and in Devils Lake, North Dakota and has been in business since 1970, producing high end products for the electric utility industry. That includes; box pads for single and three phase transformers, oil-filled switchgear and ground sleeves for single and three phase sectionalizing cabinets along with secondary and meter pedestals; all developed through fiberglass spray-up and molding.
Nordic Fiberglass includes multiple buildings in multiple locations, with the headquarters established in Warren in 1986.