Fire destroys Pennsylvania countertop business after spreading from parked truck; block heater suspected

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A multiple alarm fire destroyed a Pennsylvania countertop manufacturer Tuesday night.

Blume’s Solid Surface Products is a company that makes stone counter tops and employed about two dozen people. It was destroyed when the flames broke out after 6 p.m.


The South Buffalo Fire Chief stated that it appeared two vehicles caught fire just outside the building, and flames extended from the vehicles to the back of the structure. One report stated that a block heater was active on one of the involved vehicles, indicating the equipment or power supply may have malfunctioned.

The chief also said there was a delay getting inside due to the building being secured.


It took nearly two dozen fire departments to be able to contain the blaze. Crews struggled with frozen hydrants and icy conditions on the grounds.

The main building that contained the solid surface, quartz and granite was destroyed. Another one of the buildings was saved.

via Fire Destroys South Buffalo Twp. Business « CBS Pittsburgh.

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