No injuries in Amadas fire

Published 3:38 pm Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Suffolk firefighters and police officers responded to a fire at Amadas Industries Tuesday evening.

The call at 10:29 p.m. reported smoke in the duct work of Amadas Industries, in the 1100 block of Holland Road, according to a city news release. A hopper full of metal shavings in a plasma cutter was on fire. Employees had used extinguishing equipment prior to the arrival of firefighters to contain the fire. All 24 night-shift employees were evacuated. Firefighters completed the job of extinguishing the blaze. Amadas staff later disassembled the affected equipment.

There were no injuries, according to the release.

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