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Article posted: 1/4/2013 12:01 AM

No injuries in fire at St. Charles company

By Steve Zalusky

A fire at a St. Charles company Thursday afternoon is under investigation, according to a news release from the St. Charles Fire Department.

Firefighters responded about 12:36 p.m. to a report that the ceiling was on fire at Pactiv Corp., 315 S. Kirk Road, the release said, where they found flames in the bar joists supporting the roof in the company's manufacturing area. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes, but firefighters stayed on the scene until about 3 p.m.

The cause is under investigation but does not appear suspicious, the news release said.

There were no injuries to employees or firefighters.

The loss is estimated at $5,000 to the structure and a yet to be determined amount of product.

The St. Charles fire department was assisted by Geneva, Batavia, Fermilab and West Chicago.

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