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Old 03-12-2019, 04:07 PM   #1
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FIRE at PLANT

I just read a news feed that one of the FOREST RIVER PLANTS IN ELKHART was on fire it showed multiple ladder trucks and huge plums of smoke
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:08 PM   #2
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I just read that
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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It is plant number 59. It’s the one that has had a lot of OSHA safety violations. The news is saying that it has burnt to the ground.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:15 PM   #4
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Link to fire

https://www.abc57.com/news/fire-at-f...river-plant-59

I think it is the plant that builds the Vibe
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:21 PM   #5
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From the video it appears a large part of the roof has collapsed. No injuries reported.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:41 PM   #6
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I just saw that on a fb group.

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Old 03-12-2019, 04:41 PM   #7
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It will be interesting to know the cause of fire and it's relation to the OSHA violations.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:45 PM   #8
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Well that will put a pinch on sales! Wonder how it will impact the labor force. Good to see no one got hurt.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:48 PM   #9
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Fire

The Forest River plant in Elkhart is on fire and partially collapsed.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:50 PM   #10
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1. there is apost already started about this. Two. there are probably 100 forest river plants in Elkhart. 3. glad I don't have a unit on order.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:01 PM   #11
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Here's another news report: https://wsbt.com/news/local/forest-r...losions-inside

Thankful everyone is safe.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:03 PM   #12
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Unhappy Forest River Plant 59 Fire

ABC News from South Bend has reported that there was a fire today at Forest River Plant 59 in Elkhart. The fire started at approximately 3;30. There was at least one explosion. The building roof has collapsed and the building is a total loss. There were no injuries reported and only about 10 people working in the building at the time. I do not know what type of work takes place normally in Plant 59.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:07 PM   #13
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Plant reported on fire.

FR on Fire?
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:12 PM   #14
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vacant building..other threads about this too
https://www.goshennews.com/news/loca...bd8f92935.html

EDIT: Article is from 2017.
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Plant 59

Looking at the Internet it shows that plant 59 is where the Vibes are made.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:46 PM   #17
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Forest River Vibe trailer plant destroyed by fire in Elkhart, IN

This afternoon, March 12, 2019, 40 fire fighters have battled to contain a fire at the Forest River factory in Elkhart, Indiana that was building Vibe travel trailers. Five to six employees working at the time all got out of the plant safely as the fire spread from front to rear of the building.--which is said to be a total loss.

wsbt.com/news/local/forest-river-plant-in-elkhart-goes-up-in-flames-dispatch-confirms-explosions-inside?jwsource=cl
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Iím glad all the plant workers got out safely.
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Hope everyone is safe.
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