Fire at Mercury Marine Plant in Fond du Lac

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by Tiffany Shepherd

FOND DU LAC-- The Fond du Lac Fire Department responded to a fire at Mercury Marine at plant 15 Tuesday evening.

When crews arrived they saw light smoke coming from the roof area.

Further investigation showed that the fire had been extinguished by the sprinkler system.

The fire was found in an oven by the paint line area.

The damage was confined to that area.

Fire crews were assisted by Mercury Marine maintenance personnel in shutting down the sprinkler system down.

Crews were working to restore the sprinkler system.

The Fire Department said that the cause of the fire was a build of material in the painting process and machinery involved.

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