As expected, fire investigators have ruled Fridays blaze at Defiances Johns Manville Plant 3 accidental. Meanwhile, displaced workers await the fate of their future employment with the company.
The fire began around 1:30 p.m. Friday at JMs Columbus Avenue plant, and destroyed most of the building before it was brought under control by firefighters from numerous surrounding jurisdictions. Firefighters said the blaze started when a natural gas line failed, igniting production equipment.
There were no injuries.
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