Sawdust bin destroyed by fire in Mesopotamia


MESOPOTAMIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A fire Thursday morning at an Amish pallet plant in Trumbull County could have been a lot worse if it was not for the quick response by several fire departments.

The fire broke out just before 10 a.m. inside a sawdust bin at Custom Pallet Manufacturing on North Girdle Road in Mesopotamia. A delivery truck driver noticed smoke coming from the building and alerted the owner.

When crews arrived, flames were shooting through the roof. Fire crews from Middlefield, Bristol, West Farmington, Windsor and Bloomfield came in to assist. They were able to keep the fire contained to the small building.

“I could have been a lot worse. We had a good response time getting here, and we had a good knock down,” said Mesopotamia Fire Captain Jamie Loza. “The other departments came in shortly after we got here. We were able to save his business. They lost their sawdust building and that is all they lost.”

Custom Pallet Manufacturing has been in business for 11 years. The owner said he plans to rebuild the bin and should be up and running within a week.

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