Alpena City Fire Responds To Weekend Blaze At DPI Mon, 07 Jun 2021 06:03:11 EDT
Alpena City Firefighters assisted by Maple Ridge, and Presque Isle II were dispatched to a large fire at Decorative Panels International (DPI) Saturday morning (5).
At around 9:00 a.m., crews found fire on four floors of the cooker tower, with plant personnel working hard to contain the fire. Crews made entry with full protective gear and fought the fire for 3 hours until operations concluded at noon.
Two plant workers were evacuated from the roof via the Fire Departments tower truck and treated by paramedics on scene, however no one was transported to the hospital.
Authorities say the fire was caused by normal operations at the plant, but was intensified by hot, dry weather conditions.
City Police, and Salvation Army assisted at the scene with Alpena Central Dispatch coordinating resources.
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