Waupaca closes for cleanup after small fire

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TELL CITY – Officials at Waupaca Foundry are assessing damage from a small overnight fire.

No one was hurt in the fire and damage is expected to be minimal, according to Mary Schmidt, a spokeswoman at the company’s Waupaca, Wisc., headquarters.

The fire was concentrated in a hydraulic pump in part of the plant’s cooling system, then spread to a portion of the plant’s roof, she reported. Fire crews responded immediately and controlled the fire.

The plant will be closed during cleanup and is expected to re-open Tuesday. Plant managers are contacting employees regarding their shift status. Plant spokesmen anticipate customer orders will not be interrupted.

The Tell City plant boasts a workforce of about 1,000 people.