Monday, November 21, 2016

No injuries in fire at vacant Eden building in Poplar Grove


By Susan MoranCorrespondent

POPLAR GROVE — The former Eden Processing Inc. building at 100 East St. caught fire today, drawing response from multiple county fire departments.

The building has been vacant for several years and no one was inside at the time of the fire, said Gail Worley, chief of North Boone Fire District 3. Eight different departments responded.

"We contained it pretty much to one or two rooms, it was nothing real major," Worley said. "It looked like it was going to spread but we were able to get it under control."

Firefighters were dispatched shortly after noon and arrived to find heavy black smoke pouring from the building. The fire was contained to the southwest corner of the building, Worley said.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. State fire marshals are investigating.

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