Crews called back to scene of factory fire multiple times

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

ELKHART Fire crews no longer have to monitor the site of a massive factory fire in Elkhart around the clock, but they have been called back to the scene several times for reports that another blaze has rekindled.

Crews officially cleared the Lami-Plast scene Tuesday afternoon after more than 60 hours battling the fire. It started at 2a.m. Sunday and continues to smolder.

Meantime, Lami-Plast is running their company out of another office on Elk Park Drive. The Elkhart Truth reports they have already resumed shipping products from several warehouses in the area. They expect that all employees will return to work by the end of the week.

Though the blaze is mostly out, residents in the area are still dealing with the millions of gallons of water that were pumped over the building. The water is flooding peoples' back yards, and at least one couple has reported that the water seeped into their well system and froze the pump. The Elkhart Truth says they have no water until they can find a way to break up the ice.

The cause of the fire still hasn't been determined.

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