Investigation into industrial fire just beginning

Industrial fire at Alpine Metal Finishing. (WDTN Photo)
Industrial fire at Alpine Metal Finishing. (WDTN Photo)

HARRISON TWP., (Ohio) -Firefighters remained on the scene of a large industrial fire early Saturday morning, hours after it first started.

A few firefighters spent the night keeping an eye on the smoldering wreckage that was once Alpine Metal Finishing, making sure no hot spots appeared.

One of the biggest concerns battling the flames was keeping them from spreading to an adjacent building.

People in the area reported hearing loud explosions when the fire started. We’re told those were five-gallon barrels containing flammable liquids exploding.

The fire chief tells us they are not ruling out anything suspicious at this point.

Investigators are asking if you saw anything that looked suspicious out here before the fire started, call the Harrison Township Fire Department. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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