Firefighter injured at Lamplight Farms fire

Dec. 22, 2009

A firefighter was injured - breaking a leg after slipping on a wet floor - during the Fire Department's response to a structure fire at Lamplight Farms, N4900 Lilly Road, on Dec. 15.

An industrial oven left on after the business had closed for the day was the cause of the fire. The company makes lamp oil, and runs tests on its products by warming them in ovens, Fire Chief Jeffrey Hevey said.

An item inside the oven started on fire and the fire spread outside the oven, triggering the sprinkling system. The company's alarm company monitors the sprinkler system and contacted the department. No one was at the business.

The department received the call at 10:48 p.m. and a crew arrived at the business five minutes later.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with chemical extinguishers within 10 minutes. Crews left the scene at 1:06 a.m.

Damage is estimated at $8,000.

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