Small fire breaks out at Siemens late Wednesday

Fort Madison firefighters and Lee County Sheriff's deputies responded to a small fire at the Siemens Gamesa Plant late Wednesday evening. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC


FORT MADISON – Fort Madison firefighters were called to the Siemens Gamesa facility on Highway 61 south late Wednesday for a small fire that had broken out in one of the paint finish facilities at around 10:30 p.m.

Fire Chief Joey Herren said it appeared static electricity had caught some of the filtration systems on fire, but the firefighters quickly had the issue under control.

Siemens safety officials cleared the building of employees while firefighters brought the situation under control.

Herren said firefighters were on the scene for the incident about an hour, but the aerial ladder truck encountered some mechanical issues on scene and had to be left at the site for a Thursday morning repair.

No one was injured during the incident.

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