Firefighter injured in Hanover warehouse fire

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A firefighter is recovering in a Hanover hospital after injuring his shoulder while he fought the flames at the Hanover potato products factory at 60 black rock road.

Smoke was coming out of the factory around 2:45 this morning.

Penn Township fire chief, Jan Cormer, says the warehouse rents out space to a book company that stores books that are packed in boxes and shipped out.

Nearly a dozen fire trucks were on the scene controlling this fire that is under control.

The cause is still unknown but the fire Marshall is expected on the scene at 8:00 am to investigate a cause.

The chief says he believes is is accidental.

He says the warehouse is now airing out and there’s minimal damage overall.

The blaze began in the basement.  No one was working at the time of fire.

The warehouse owner says the factory employs around a dozen people who work different hours, but no overnight shifts.

 

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