LOMIRA (WITI) â€” A fire that started in a box at the Quad/Graphics plant in Lomira on Thursday, November 21st was quickly contained.
The fire was reported just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 21st â€” and was contained within 20 minutes. Officials say there was minimal damage.
Parts of the Quad/Graphics plant were evacuated as crews responded to initial reports of an explosion.
â€œThe initial call, yeah â€” your heart starts jumping when you hear â€˜explosion,â€™â€ Brownsville Fire Chief Kelly Thomas said.
Chief Thomas said he immediately thought of the 2002 building collapse and fire at the same Quad/Graphics plant that left one man dead.
â€œIt makes your heart beat a little bit, but since 2002 weâ€™re more prepared. We have calls with Quad/Graphics to know where things are and how things operate, which better prepares us for things like this,â€ Chief Thomas said.
Since the incident over a decade ago, fire crews have worked closely with Quad/Graphics to develop a plan to deal with major incidents.
â€œThe Quad/Graphics employees themselves â€” they have an emergency team. They contact us and give us the lowdown on whatâ€™s going on, and from there on itâ€™s us and them working together. That works out well. We practice that,â€ Chief Thomas said.
There were no injuries on Thursday. Authorities say the plant was up and running again within a half-hour.