WESTON, WI (WTAQ) - Damage is estimated at $1.2 million from a fire at a plant near Wausau that makes hardwood flooring.
Authorities said a computerized sanding machine started on fire Thursday at a Weston business called From the Forest.
Sawdust was reportedly ignited from a spark in the machine. Employees tried putting out the fire with extinguishers – but that didn’t work, so they called 911.
Officials said the fire was put out quickly, and no one was hurt.
Damage was estimated at $200-,000 to the sanding machine, plus about $1 million in manufacturing flooring products that received damage from smoke and ash.
From the Forest operates two plants in Weston, which is east of Wausau.