Firefighters battle fire at large paper converting facility in Green Bay

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Posted at 12:59 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 02:47:47-05

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC26) -- The Green Bay Metro Fire Department battled a fire at a large paper converting facility.

It happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday at Sofidel America on the 2200 block of Larsen Road.

When crews arrived on scene they found a large portion of the 1,000,000 square foot warehouse heavily charged with smoke.

They found some active fire on a paper converting machine.

The fire was quickly extinguished and they ventilated the large warehouse.

Facility staff evacuated and everyone got out safely.

No injuries were reported.

Damage is estimated at $250,000.

The cause of the fire was malfunction of operation machinery.

Firefighters remind business owners and managers to have a functional evacuation and accountability plan in place in case of an emergency.