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2nd Alarm Fire at National Coating
Updated On: Sep 259, 2010
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Oven fire at Rockland industrial building causes $25,000 in damage

By Maribeth Conway
Posted Jun 16, 2010 @ 03:54 PM
Last update Jun 16, 2010 @ 05:03 PM

A fire in an industrial oven at National Coating Corporation on Beech Street caused an estimated $25,000 in damage, fire officials said.

There were no injuries.

The call came in at 8:20 a.m. Twenty-five people were working at the 70,000 square foot building when the fire started inside an over that heats chemically treated products, Deputy Chief William Ferguson said.

National Coating applies chemical coating to textiles, paper, automotive parts and other items.

The fire started when paper that was rolling on a conveyor through the over backed up, Ferguson said.

The oven is 10 to 12 feet wide and 100 feet long and is heated with gas fired burners, he said. The company has four or five of the ovens, Ferguson said.

The paper product being treated was intended for vehicle clutch covers.

Residue build-up in the exhaust ducts of the oven also likely contributed to the fire, Ferguson said.

The fire was extinguished fairly quickly, he said.

Abington and Hanover fire engines responded, along with a ladder truck from Whitman. A Hingham engine covered the Rockland department during the fire.

All fire companies left the scene by 10:30 a.m., said Ferguson.

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