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Emergency crews responding to fire at Laurel fiberglass company

Posted at 3:37 PM, Feb 05, 2015

LAUREL — Fire crews are continuing to work at the scene of a large fire at a Laurel fiberglass company.

The fire at Fiberglass Structures Inc. started shortly before noon. Employees said it appeared to be a spark inside the plant that ignited the fire.

No injuries have been reported. 

Fire crews were using a ladder truck to contain the fire at the structure located at 1202 East Railroad Road.

The road is closed near Walmart.

The fire sent a 100-foot long dark black plume of smoke over the area, which raised some concerns about possible air contamination due to chemicals used at the plant. However, authorities said there is no danger form the smoke.  

We will continue to update you as more details become available.


(First Report 12:17 pm, MTN News -Billings) Fire crews are battling a large blaze at the Fiberglass Structures Inc. building in Laurel.

Officials said the fire was reported shortly before noon. Everyone in the building escaped and no injuries have been reported.

Embers from the blaze spread to grass areas and were being contained by Laurel volunteer firefighters and Billings fire crews. 

Employees at the scene said at least 25 people were inside the building at the time the fire broke out, but everyone got out safely.

The plant works with chemicals anresinses to build fiberglass tanks.

Employees said a spark caused the fire, which spread quickly in the building.

Check back for more details as they become available.