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Plant fire in Portage requires extra effort to put out the flames

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Early morning factory fire requires unique response.
Early morning factory fire requires unique response.

PORTAGE (WKZO) -- A smoky, smelly fire outside Bowers Manufacturing resulted in a call to the Portage Department of Public Safety Fire Division at 1 a.m. Saturday.

They responded to the plant at 6565 Sprinkle Road and found white smoke pouring out of a compactor attached to the building.

The compactor contained cardboard, animal fat and other refuse from the company’s manufacturing process.

A narrow opening prevented fire crews from getting into the compactor and so they called a heavy-duty wrecker to literally pull the compactor away from the building.

Its contents were then dumped out and the fire extinguished nearly 3 hours after fire crews responded.

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