Machine Sparks Fire in Rockford Factory

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A machine sparks a fire inside a Rockford factory.

Around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday firefighters were called to Metals USA, 305 Peoples Avenue, after workers reported a steel shot blaster machine was on fire. Everyone was able to get out of the factory.

Firefighters pulled a hose up to the burning machine and put out the fire. Fire crews say paper filters used in the machine made it difficult to extinguish the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire caused $10,000 in damage. No one was hurt.

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