Roof fire at Challenge Machine

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters knocked down a fire on the roof of a Holland manufacturing plant Monday evening.

Crews were first called to the fire at Challenge Machine off of 58th Street, south of I-196, around 8:30 p.m., according to the Holland Department of Public Safety. When they arrived, they found a fire on the roof above the manufacturing area.

Firefighters soon contained the fire and had it under control within half an hour, HDPS said. They stayed for about two hours working to salvage and overhaul what they could.

HDPS did not immediately have a damage estimate, but said the interior sustained “little or no damage.”

Challenge Machine employees were back to work within two hours, firefighters said.

The fire appears to have been accidental, Holland DPS said, and probably started when a spark from the manufacturing ignited a combustible skylight framing support. The Holland fire marshal is investigating.

Firefighters from all three Holland fire stations responded to the scene. The Holland Township Fire Department also responded.

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