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WOODVILLE — An engine company and water tanker along with seven personnel from the Glenwood City Fire Department answered a MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) call early Wednesday morning to assist at a fire at the CRI Recycling building in Woodville’s Industrial park near the Elementary School.
The firm provides supplies to business and industrial customers with absorbent pads, materials and drums and retrieves the vessels for recycling.
According to one of the Glenwood City firefighters, the fire in the 200-by-200-foot building started in a machine that separates oil filters. The building was full of heavy black smoke when the first crew from United Fire’s Woodville station arrived and they requested the MABAS alarm that sends firefighters from various departments to the scene.
Firefighters gained entry through an overhead door on the north side of the building and extinguished the flames and set up an area to keep any runoff from entering the storm water system.
No one was injured in the fire and a crew was on hand at the scene until 4 a.m. There were four ladder trucks at the fire scene with equipment and firefighters besides Glenwood City coming from River Falls, Hudson, Spring Valley, New Richmond, Deer Park and Roberts along with ambulances from three communities.