Firefighters extinguish accidental fire at Lima’s Dana plant

BATH TOWNSHIP — Employees of Dana Corporation evacuated the building after a fire broke out Thursday morning. No employees or fire department personnel were injured.

The Bath Township Fire Department responded to the plant at 777 Bible Road, Lima, at 9:45 a.m. Upon arriving, firefighters observed light smoke coming from the building through doors at the ground level.

Employees already evacuated the plant before the fire department arrived. Firefighters, Dana maintenance employee sand the Lima Fire Department got the fire under control within 30 minutes. The fire was located in a furnace used as part of the manufacturing process. The plant sprinkler system also activated.

A damage estimate wasn’t available Thursday afternoon, pending an investigation by Dana officials. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental and not suspicious. Firefighters were on scene for about two hours.

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