DALLAS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Fire crews are battling the third fire this week at the Offset Paperback Manufacturers plant in Dallas Township Friday evening.
Firefighters responded to a heavy fire that was reported in the bailer room at the business along the Memorial Highway at 6:20 p.m.
Firefighters say a dust flashover fire sparked around 8:30 p.m. and all firefighters were ordered out of the building for a headcount.
Crews say more ladder trucks arrived on the scene aiding to cut holes in the walls and managed to extinguish flames in the ductwork.
According to crews on the scene, this is the third fire this week at the book printing plant, this is the same area where a smaller fire occurred Wednesday night.
“I drive here and I see it’s up in flames and like it’s crazy you know and I just started working here like I don’t know it’s risky,” stated Matt Wrubel, an employee at Offset Paperback Manufacturers.
The fire at Offset Paperback Manufacturers has proven difficult for firefighters to put out. Crews were called back to the location Saturday morning for a rekindled fire.
Sources with the fire department say the various materials, metal over wood, rubber roof construction, make the small fire hard to extinguish.