Minor Damage in First Quality Tissue Fire

CASTANEA TOWNSHIP – A Thursday afternoon fire at the First Quality Tissue plant in Castanea was quickly contained, damage reported as minor.

Mike Flanagan, CEO at the Clinton County Economic Partnership, relayed word the fire caused minimal damage in a wall area in the site’s “second building.” Firemen from over much of the area responded.

Flanagan said there were no injuries and the affected manufacturing machine “should be back up and running soon”

The fire was on the building’s south side, near where preliminary work is underway for construction of a new building to house a third manufacturing machine.