Worker burned during fire at Linde in Town of Beloit

- Howard Eberts, the area director at The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Madison confirms that they are investigating the Town of Beloit fire at Linde where one person was burned.  

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Town of Beloit Fire Department say one person had burns from the fire at Linde Monday night.

They were dispatched to the business on South Walters road around 8:40 p.m. When firefighters got there, they found heavy fire and significant smoke coming from a large electrical room on the north side of the building.

The department requested a MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System), which brought help from 15 departments in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. 

They quickly extinguished the fire on the exterior, but crews were on the scene for two-and-a-half hours because of a delay in shutting down all electrical components and backup systems, according to the fire department. Crews were able to get inside the building after that to confirm the fire was completely out.

The injured worker was taken to UW Hospital. No firefighter or civilians were hurt.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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TOWN OF BELOIT (WKOW) -- Firefighters are at the scene of a reported fire at the Linde facility on South Walters Road in Beloit.

The Rock County Communications Center says it was called in as a commercial fire just before 9 p.m.

Multiple fire departments were brought in.

For more go to WKOW: http://www.wkow.com/story/38347073/2018/06/04/firefighters-called-to-reported-fire-at-linde-facility-in-beloit

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