Massive industrial fire cause ruled undetermined

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

HARRISON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office is ruling the cause of an industrial fire as undetermined.

Alpine Metal Finishing was gutted by fire nearly two weeks ago.

Fire investigators say the structure was deemed unsafe for investigators to continue looking into a cause, but the case will remain open.

The three alarm fire prompted an evacuation of homes surrounding the Drill Avenue plant.

Cleanup of the site is expected to take months. 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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