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October 31, 2012
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Electrical panel fire shuts down AVK plant

A fire in an electrical panel shut down the AVK manufacturing plant on Tuesday morning.

The fire damaged the main switch for the plant, knocking power out, according to East Fork Capt. Terry Taylor.

Taylor said firefighters responded at 5:40 a.m. He said the fire was likely caused by dust and grit in the panel, which caused it to arc and blow out the panel. No one was hurt in the fire.

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 31, 2012 11:23AM Published Oct 31, 2012 11:21AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.