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Meat plant shed’s fire source not found

Monday, August 2, 2010
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The Tremonton Fire Department is baffled by what may have ignited a fire at the MB Meat Packing plant on south Tremont Street. Thursday around 5:30 p.m. a resident just to the south of the business noticed smoke coming from a 400-square-foot shed in back of the plant.

Two trucks were called to the scene where Tremonton Fire Chief Steve Batis said the contents of the shed included “miscellaneous machinery and a little bit of household stuff that wasn’t being used at the time.

“The shed is still standing, but it’s a total loss.” Batis said a dollar amount has not yet been determined.

The second fire truck to respond hooked up to a hydrant to the north of the plant. However, only the initial fire truck was needed to put out the fire. Firefighters were on scene for an hour ensuring that the fire was safely out by unloading some of the shed’s contents.

Batis said the fire source is not clearly evident and the department’s investigator has not been able to determine a cause. The door was locked, there was no power source in the shed and, he continued, it is not clear whether some paint cans ignited from an exothermic reaction.

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