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Fibre conversion firm catches fire
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Feb '08
Fibre Conversion building in Broadalbin saw itself in the midst of massive flames on January 31. The fire that started at about 3 pm in the afternoon, engulfed the entire warehouse propelling more than 200 firefighters from 20 departments in Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton and Saratoga counties to risk their lives.

The fire smoldered right into the night devastating the 99 year old building and its adjacent complexes. The warehouse contained materials used in the making of car seats and cushions. Smoke emanating from the fire could be seen as far as the state Thruway in the south and the Great Sacandaga Lake in the north. However, sources report that chances of housing toxic substances in the warehouse was rare and that the total amount of material stored could not be estimated.

No injury has been reported so far as most of the employees working inside the building escaped the mishap.

This Fiber Conversion firm essentially processed textile byproducts for industrial use. The bales of fiber are used for automotive sound insulation, carpet underlayment and furniture padding. Processing millions of pounds of fibrous waste weekly, the firm recently completed its US $3 million expansion project. However, with the abrupt fire engulfing the firm, it is believed that the unit has incurred a considerable loss.


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