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Fire at TTM Technologies on Saturday night


Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- Firefighters were called to TTM Technologies in Chippewa Falls on Saturday night. 

Just before 10 o'clock smoke was spotted in the building and employees were safely evacuated. Fire crews were able to locate flames and quickly put them out. They say it appears a piece of equipment failed and that's what started the fire.

The fire did around $30,000 dollars in damage.


Press Release- The Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Department along with Chippewa Falls Police officers responded to a report of a structure fire on 09/07/2013 at approximately 9:45pm at TTM Technologies.  Additional dispatch information provided stated that there was smoke in the building and that evacuation was underway. First arriving fire units observed moderate smoke coming from ventilation grates on the southwest corner of the building. Employees on scene stated that all of the approximate 100 employees working at the time were evacuated out of the building and accounted for. Fire crews were able to make entry into the area with a pre-connected hose line and a thermal imaging camera. The facilities automatic fire sprinkler system began flowing water as firefighters were entering the fire room. This appeared to have extinguished the main body of the fire.
Ventilation of the area was performed and further inspection revealed that there was no extension of the fire. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR) was contacted and informed of a release of boiler/compressor oil that had occurred as a result of the fire. The spill estimated to be of approximately 30-40 gallons was contained using oil absorbent booms and pads.
TTM Technologies maintenance personnel arrived on scene to provide technical information. An investigation into the cause of the fire found it was probable that a mechanical failure of a piece of electrical equipment caused the fire. Damage estimates was set at approximately $30,000. Ventilation was completed and fire crews cleared the scene at shortly after 11:00pm.


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