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UPDATE: Fire at Kohler Company started in iron foundry, no one hurt

Updated: 9:40 a.m. on January 25

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The cause of a fire at the foundry building on Kohler Company's campus is still under investigation. 

According to the Kohler Volunteer Fire Department, crews from the Kohler Fire Department and Sheboygan Falls Fire Department were called for heavy smoke and fire from the roof of the building around 11:30 Wednesday. 

Fire officials say all employees were evacuated from the building and no injuries were reported. 

The Kohler Fire Department says they had help from ten other area fire departments as the fire was upgraded over the course of the evening and early morning hours. 

The fire was put out around 6:40 a.m. Thursday. According to an earlier release by the Kohler Company, cast iron operations were impacted by the fire and have been suspended until further notice. 

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Updated: 8:11 a.m. on January 25

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Kohler Company says the fire broke out in the iron foundry around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

According to a press release, the facility was safely evacuated and no one was hurt.

The fire has been contained. Kohler is working with authorities to investigate the cause of the fire and determine the extent of the damage. The company says cast iron operations were impacted by the fire and have been suspended until further notice. 


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Posted: 5:06 a.m. on January 25

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – Emergency crews responded to a fire at the Kohler Company late Wednesday night.

Authorities say around 11:28 p.m. they were called for a report of an industrial fire in the Village of Kohler. When firefighters got there, they could see fire and smoke coming from the building. Several different fire departments were called to help. At one point, as many as eight departments were on the scene.

Crews were still on the scene as of 5 a.m. Thursday. There have been no reports of injuries. 

Around 2,000 people work at the Kohler Company.

This is a developing story. Stay with CBS 58 for further updates.


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