Multiple crews battle Mercer County fire

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WKBN) — Fire crews from Hempfield Township and Greenville worked to control an industrial¬† fire Sunday night in Mercer County.

That fire started just after 7 p.m. at the old Werner Ladder building on Werner Road in Hempfield Township. That property is now ILSCO Aluminum Extrusions.

The operations manager for the parent company, Pennex Aluminum, said the fire started after a furnace was started up. Flames from the furnace ignited the roof. Greenville Fire officials told WKBN 27 First News that the fire was inside the building between the roofs.

Fire crews cut holes in the roof to gain access to the fire.

Fourteen departments were called to assist.

The scene was cleared about 1 a.m. Monday.

A damage estimate has not been confirmed.

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