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Fire at LSC Communications facility in Illinois

DWIGHT, Illinois (From news reports) -- A LSC Communications facility in Dwight was evacuated after a fire Tuesday morning.

A fire spread from a machine press to a duct and the roof at LSC Communications, bringing firefighters from more than a dozen local departments and sending employees to a local restaurant for safety.

No injuries were reported, according to a Dwight Fire Protection District statement, and no damage estimate was available Tuesday.

Firefighters were dispatched at 9:55 a.m. and "worked to suppress the fire at the machine press, and additional fire units were assigned to suppress the fire in the duct work and roof," according to the statement.

"Fire control was accomplished at approximately 11 a.m. with fire units remaining on scene for a short time period to check for fire extension beyond the area of origin," according to the statement. "It is unknown how the operations of LSC Communications will be impacted."


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