Crews contain industrial fire in Fernley

Nevada Appeal News Service

A tall plume of black smoke rose above Fernley on Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at a company that makes roofing materials.

According to Jeff Page, Lyon County emergency management director, the blaze burned an area roughly 110-feet long and 200-feet wide containing plastic material and insulation.

Page said there were no reports of injuries.

The fire started at approximately 2:40 p.m. burned for at least 90 minutes before crews contained it.

North Lyon County Fire District firefighters were assisted by the Central Lyon County Fire DIstrict, Mason Valley Fire District, Fallon Churchill Fire Dept., Fallon Naval Air Station, and Storey County Fire Department in battling the blaze, according to Page.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Department and Lyon County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit provided traffic control, and the City of Fernley and Nevada Department of Transportation provided loaders to move material out of the fire's path, he added.

He said roofing materials, bales of boxes and other items burned in the fire, which was on the storage lot on the east side of the building.

Page couldn't estimate cost of the damage caused by the fire.

The Nevada State FIre Marshal and the North Lyon County Fire Marshal are investigating.

According to the Polyglass Web site, it opened its Fernley manufacturing operation in 1991. The location makes roofing membranes and underlayments. Its parent company is based in Italy.


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