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Sewon evacuated after fire

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Workers stand outside the Sewon plant at 1000 Sewon Blvd. after the facility was evacuated around 5:30 p.m. Friday after a small fire was reported. All LaGrange Fire Department engines responded, finding an exhaust fan on the roof had caught fire and was quickly extinguished.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_Sewon-Fire-065.jpgWorkers stand outside the Sewon plant at 1000 Sewon Blvd. after the facility was evacuated around 5:30 p.m. Friday after a small fire was reported. All LaGrange Fire Department engines responded, finding an exhaust fan on the roof had caught fire and was quickly extinguished.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGrange firefighters go onto the roof of the Sewon plant to check for damage after fire from an air vent Friday. A portion of area that had been charred by flames, possibly caused by a machine inside the plant. Employees were allowed back inside after about 45 minutes.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_Sewon-Fire-071.jpgLaGrange firefighters go onto the roof of the Sewon plant to check for damage after fire from an air vent Friday. A portion of area that had been charred by flames, possibly caused by a machine inside the plant. Employees were allowed back inside after about 45 minutes.

Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — LaGrange firefighters said they will continue to investigate the cause of a small blaze Friday evening around 5:30 at the Sewon plant at 1000 Sewon Boulevard.

Employees inside the building were evacuated after the smell of smoke filled part of the facility.

Engines from all four LaGrange fire stations responded to the scene and found an exhaust fan on the roof had caught fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished.

Firefighters ventilated part of the roof of the main Sewon building that had been charred by flames to ensure it didn’t spread. Fire personnel believed a machine may have caused the fire, but said they did not have an exact cause to the blaze.

Employees were allowed back inside after about 45 minutes. No one was injured in the incident.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.