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updated: 3/6/2014 6:46 AM

Batavia foundry burns in big blaze late at night

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  • Video: Batavia Foundry Fire

  • Several fire departments work on a fire at First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.

       Several fire departments work on a fire at First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters respond to a blaze in an industrial building near Mallory Avenue and First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.

       Firefighters respond to a blaze in an industrial building near Mallory Avenue and First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.
    Susan Sarkauskas | Staff Photographer

  • Firefighters respond to a blaze in an industrial building near Mallory Avenue and First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.

       Firefighters respond to a blaze in an industrial building near Mallory Avenue and First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.
    Susan Sarkauskas | Staff Photographer

  • Several fire departments work on a fire at a foundry on First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.

       Several fire departments work on a fire at a foundry on First Street in Batavia late Wednesday night.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 

Firefighters from multiple departments were battling an extra-alarm blaze overnight in an industrial building in Batavia.

Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of the 100-by-75-foot foundry near Mallory Avenue and First Street.

The building appears to be Master Craft, a foundry on the 100 block of Mallory Avenue -- a small industrial area bordered by single-family homes.

The fire was called in just before 10 p.m. Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze into the morning hours. There were no reports of anyone hurt in the blaze.

Master Cast makes permanent molds and aluminum castings, from bolts to stainless steel tubing, according to its website.

Master Cast originated as Lindgren Foundry Co. in 1920, owned by Erick Lindgren and his two sons, according to the Batavia Historical Society website.

The original Lindgren building burned to the ground the same year the business opened. The family rebuilt the following year and ran the business until 1964, according to the historical society.

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