BURLINGTON (WKOW) — Fire investigators estimate a fire caused $40 million in damage at a Burlington food-processing plant in January.
The Journal Times of Racine reports the fire started in an older part of the Echo Lake Foods building that was built before sprinklers were required.
Burlington Fire officials say the company was in full compliance with state code. It says the parts of the 70,000-square-foot building built after the 1940s were properly protected by a sprinkler system.
No one was hurt in the Jan. 30 fire but it destroyed about one-third of the plant and firefighters from eight departments worked for more than 35 hours to put it out.
The company says it will rebuild on site. No timetable has been set.
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