Fire Breaks Out at Boardman Waste Water Plant

Boardman waste water plant
A fire broke out Thursday afternoon at the Boardman Waste Water Treatment facility.

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A fire broke out at the Boardman Waste Water Treatment plant Thursday afternoon.

When Boardman Fire Chief George Brown arrived on scene about 4:30 p.m., he said there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the boiler room. No one was inside at the time.

Several hydrants at the plant were out of service, so a Boardman engine truck provided water for the firefighters inside. The fire was extinguished after several minutes, according to Brown.

Employees said an alarm for an overdue filter changing went off and when they went to investigate, they saw the fire. The employees unsuccessfully tried to put it out with portable fire extinguishers.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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