Hydraulics plant catches fire causing damage to business


by Becky Mortensen

STURTEVANT --- A fire broke out at Poclain Hydraulics causing huge plumes of smoke to cover the area.

The fire started on Grandview Parkway around 2:30 p.m. when pallets caught fire.

The fire spread to the building after propane tanks exploded.

The building was evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

The fire department was able to get the flames under control by about 3:30 p.m.

Fire crews are still on scene investigating.


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