The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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April 24, 2013

Firefighters respond to business in Camanche

CAMANCHE — Camanche firefighters responded to a blaze Monday at a Camanche business.

The Camanche Fire Department arrived at 11:56 a.m. Monday to Economy Coatings, 416 21st St., in response to a dust collector on fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters found moderate black smoke coming from the dust collection system attached to the railcar maintenance building. The fire was brought under control in about 20 minutes.

Firefighters determined the fire’s cause to be accidental, and appeared to have started from an employee who was welding on the dust collector.

The fire caused minimal damage to the structure and $5,000 to equipment. There were no injuries and the owner was insured.

The Clinton Fire Department responded with mutual aid, and firefighters were on scene for about 90 minutes.

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