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Daily Journal
     October 22, 2021      #49-295 KDJ

Electrical fire halts production at Armstrong

By Jeff Bonty

KANKAKEE — A small electrical fire at the Armstrong plant Thursday afternoon halted production, according to Kankakee Fire Chief Bryan LaRoche.

Firefighters were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. to the plant located near the intersection of Brookmont Boulevard and North Hobbie Avenue (Illinois Route 50), according to LaRoche.

The fire was in an electrical panel on a production line that controlled the ovens/heating elements that bake the tile, LaRoche said.

Ventilation was required, and no injuries were reported. 

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at jbonty@daily-journal.com and 815-937-3366.

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