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6/21/2013 9:34:00 PM
Fire at old Dahlgren's plant in Oglesby

NewsTribune photo/Scott AndersonOglesby firefighters exit one of the doors at a plant southwest of Columbia Avenue and Walnut Street around noon Friday.
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Oglesby firefighters exit one of the doors at a plant southwest of Columbia Avenue and Walnut Street around noon Friday.
Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

Oglesby firefighters were dispatched to the former Dahlgren’s plant late Friday morning after a piece of machinery two stories high caught fire.

Fire chief Ron Popurella said a salvage hauler was dismantling a dust-collector, which is outside the building and not part of a recent sale of the building, when an interior fire was ignited.

The dust-collector sustained internal damage but is not a total loss.

Demolition and removal resumed after firefighters left the scene about 12:30 p.m., after about 90 minutes.

Utica assisted Oglesby Fire Department at the scene.

Tom Collins can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or

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