More than a dozen fire departments helped extinguish a blaze early Thursday at a plastics factory in Butler, the citys fire chief said.
Butler Fire Chief Jeff Shultz said his department was dispatched about 1 a.m. to a fire outside of DeKalb Molded Plastics at U.S. 6 and DeKalb County Road 63.
Shultz said at least 14 other area fire departments came to the scene to provide additional tankers and firefighters. It took about 2 1/2 hours to contain the fire, the chief said.
One firefighter was treated at a hospital for a bruise to his side and was later released, Shultz said. No other injuries were reported.
The fire burned the buildings exterior as well as plastic products on pallets that were stored outside.
The state fire marshals office ruled the blaze was accidental, but the cause has not been determined. Damage to the building and products was estimated between $800,000 and $1 million.
The blaze led authorities to close a stretch of U.S. 6 near the factory until about 6:30 a.m. Fire crews were at the scene until 9 a.m.