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Firefighters battle blaze at Hood Industries


 
Waynesboro's Fire Department and multiple stations from the Wayne County Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at Hood Industries Friday morning.

Shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, the Waynesboro Fire Department was called to the scene of a major industrial fire at Hood Industries. According to a release from Wayne County Fire Investigator Kevin Stevens, the blaze originated in the dry kiln at the plant.

Mutual aid agreements were utilized and several stations from the Wayne County VFD responded. Approximately 50 firefighters worked to bring the fire under control, which was contained to the dry kiln only.

Tankers from multiple stations were called in to help battle the blaze, providing water shuttles from the tankers, into a holding vat and then transported to the fire trucks to be used to battle the fire. In addition to the firefighters, a number of employees of Hood also assisted with various duties to help contain and extinguish the fire.

As of Friday morning, there were not reports of injuries.
 
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