No injuries after duct fire at Saint-Gobain in Merrimack

No injuries reported, and damage to the building was minimal.

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Aerial view of Saint-Gobain in Merrimack, with fire apparatus visible around the perimeter. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

MERRIMACK, NH – A duct fire at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in Merrimack forced a brief evacuation, as fire crews quickly responded and controlled the blaze.

According to Merrimack Fire Chief Michael Currier, crews responded to an alarm at the plastics manufacturing plant and arrived to find a fire in the duct work, caused by a machine. The fire extended to the roof area around the exhaust fan, but was quickly extinguished.

There were no injuries reported and minimal damage to the plant, and no threat of hazardous material contamination, Currier said.

An isolated area of the plant would be closed for inspection by the fire marshal, but other employees were abel to return to work, Currier said.

Saint-Gobain has been in the news due to reports of well water contamination in the immediate area affecting several residents, including some in Manchester.

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