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Fire Chief: Industrial Building Fire Could Last Another Day

Everyone inside the building managed to get out safely when the fire started Tuesday afternoon

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    The fire chief in Peabody, Massachusetts, says it could be another day before a fire at an industrial building is out. (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    The fire chief in Peabody, Massachusetts, says it could be another day before a fire at an industrial building is out.

    The fire first sparked along Fifth Street around 3 p.m., sending plumes of smoke into the air.

    Property Owner Dave Harrison became emotional as he looked at the charred remains of his family's property.

    He said, "It's a total loss up there. Were hoping we can salvage a section of the building."

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    The 140,000 square-foot building housed 2 companies, CNE Direct, which repurposes computer parts and LiFoam, which makes foam packaging material.

    Everyone inside the building managed to get out safely when the fire started Tuesday afternoon.

    Efforts to stop it have been difficult. Firefighters are still on scene putting out hot spots nearly 24 hours later.

    Chief Steven Pasdon said, "We've got sunscreen for the guys for the sun exposure, we have rehab units, we feel like we have everything covered."

    One man who lives nearby showed us his view overnight.

    Chuck Wood said, "It was pretty smoky outside and we were told that we should probably find a different place for the night."

    He decided to remain home while Hazmat crews tested the air quality, which they determined to be safe.

    One firefighter sustained a minor injury.

    Harrison plans to rebuild the property.

    The displaced workers are still waiting on word from their bosses.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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