Firefighters are at the scene of a reported fire at Snyder Industries in Philippi.
Initial reports indicated that fire was showing through the roof with heavy smoke Tuesday. The Snyder Industries plant manager told 12 News that it's believed the fire started in the insulation above a kiln and that the 10 employees working at the time escaped uninjured. The plant received significant damage.
Fire departments from Belington, Philippi and Junior responded to the scene. Barbour County EMS also has three units on scene, said Barbour County 911 officials.
Snyder Industries manufactures polyethylene tanks, intermediate bulk containers, IBCs, steel tanks, specialty pallets, and flotation products, according to the company web site.
350 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Main (304) 343-1313
Fax (304) 343-6138