RockTenn experiences three separate fires at its Nashville, Tennessee, paper recycling plant throughout 12-hour period, starting Oct. 14; damage to facility minimal, no serious injuries reported and causes of fires currently unknown
October 18, 2013
– Paper packaging manufacturer RockTenn Co. experienced three separate fires at its Nashville, Tennessee-based RockTenn recycling plant, starting Monday, Oct. 14, and taking place over a 12-hour period, WTVF-TV’s NewsChannel5.com reported on Oct. 15.
Damage to the facility was minimal and there were no serious injuries. The cause of the fires is currently unknown.
The first fire started around 2:30 p.m. when an electrical wire ended up in a conveyor belt, according to a plant manager. The second fire, which is believed to have been sparked by the first fire, broke out approximately two hours later when officials were attempting to re-set the facility’s sprinkler system. Then on Tuesday, around 1:30 a.m., a security guard saw smoke and called the Nashville Fire Department.
RockTenn recently invested in a fire suppression system for the facility, which was set to be inspected Tuesday.
The primary source of this article is NewsChannel5.com, Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 15, 2013.