Fire breaks out at Portola Packaging's plant in Batavia, Illinois, on Feb. 10, causing US$5,000 in damages; loss was minimized due to the company's sprinkler system containing most of the blaze

LOS ANGELES , February 13, 2012 () –

A Feb. 10 fire at Portola Packaging Inc.’s plant in Batavia, Illinois, caused damages totaling US$5,000, reported the Kane County Chronicle on Feb. 11.

The Naperville, Illinois-based company’s sprinkler system contained most of the fire, minimizing the damage, according to a statement from the Batavia Fire Dept.

The fire department responded to the call of a fire in the basement of the building at 12:55 a.m. and had the fire under control at 1:15 a.m., the Kane County Chronicle reported.

An industrial air unit and some shelving had caught fire, according to the fire department’s news release. Light smoke had traveled throughout the entire warehouse.

Workers were alerted to evacuate when the first alarm system activated, according to the news release, reported the Kane County Chronicle.

Portola Packaging is one of the largest manufacturers of tamper-evident plastic closures and plastic containers for the dairy, juice, and food industries, according to its website.

The primary source of this article is the Kane County Chronicle, St. Charles, Illinois, on Feb. 11, 2012.


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