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22 departments fight fire at W. Ind. pallet plant

CLARKS HILL, Ind. (AP) — Winter weather has complicated firefighters' efforts to extinguish a blaze at a western Indiana company that produces wooden pallets.

A Tippecanoe County sheriff's dispatcher said Sunday that crews remained on the scene of a fire at the Industrial Pallet Corp. in tiny Clarks Hill, about 15 miles southeast of Lafayette.

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Firefighters from 22 area department battle a blaze at the Industrial Pallet Corp. Saturday near Clarks Hill, Ind. Firefighters from Tippecanoe and Clinton counties responded with ladder, tower and tanker trucks and about 100 area firefighters. (AP Photo/The Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz) 

The Journal & Courier reports ( ) 22 fire departments responded late Saturday night to the fire near U.S. 52 and Indiana 28, which was visible for several miles. No injuries were reported.

Water was trucked in from Lafayette and other sources after the Clarks Hill water tower was emptied.

Lafayette Fire Department assistant fire chief Steve Butram says the fire burned for several hours before it was discovered.

Butram says the fire is expected to burn for several days.


Information from: Journal and Courier,

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