Fire crews respond to fourth fire at same building since Oct. 1

11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago December 21, 2015 Dec 21, 2015 Monday, December 21 2015 Monday, December 21, 2015 12:30:00 PM CST in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Fire Department put out a fire Monday for the fourth time at the same building in less than three months.

Battalion Chief Stephen Potter said crews got a call about a fire at Johnson Products on Paris Road around 7 a.m. Monday. Potter said when crews arrived, firefighters saw smoke showing from the south side of the building. Firefighters said they were able to control the fire in about five minutes.

No one was injured.

Potter said crews were investigating the fire, and there was about $5,000 damage to the dust collector.

Monday's fire the second time the fire department put out a fire at Johnson Products this month. On Dec. 9, crews put out a fire around 4:30 a.m. The fire department said there was no one injured in that fire and no damage to the building.

Another fire happened at Johnson Products Oct. 24. Fire Chief Darrin Arends said a trash compactor caught on fire, which caused exterior damage to the building and a tractor trailer parked outside the building.

Johnson products is listed as part of the Service Partners group, which manufactures insulation products.

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