Fire Damages Approach $100,000 at Lippert Plant
Fire caused an estimated $100,000 to $150,000 damage late Friday (Jan. 29) at a Lippert Components plant in Goshen, Ind.
The Elkhart Township Fire Department responded to a blaze at the facility at 65781 Sourwood Drive shortly after 11 p.m., according to The Goshen News.
According to Fire Chief Steven Chupp, the fire started in an oven and spread to the south end of the plant, causing damage to a powdercoat machine as well as to a utility area. The department, with help from the Clinton Township, Benton Township and Goshen departments, took approximately an hour and a half to bring the fire under control.
There were employees working at the time, but all managed to escape.
“No one was injured, but there were a lot of cold feet and fingers,” Chupp said.
Chupp said his damage estimate could be higher depending on the electrical components and other equipment that may have also been damaged.
The fire was ruled an accident.