Over a dozen employees were evacuated after heavy smoke filled a metal manufacturing warehouse in Woodstock after a machine caught on fire, officials said.
The Woodstock Fire-Rescue District and Woodstock Police Department responded around 2:56 p.m. Wednesday to BestMetal, 925 Dieckman Street in Woodstock.
Woodstock Fire-Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said firefighters received a call for a commercial structure fire.
Firefighters arrived within five minutes and were advised by employees that a machine was on fire inside the building.
Firefighters made a quick entry into the building and located the machine.
The machine had been in use by employees when the fire began.
The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes, Vucha said.
The fire was contained to the machine but heavy smoke filled the entire warehouse and required extensive ventilation.
A total of 13 employees were in the building when the fire began. All were evacuated prior to the fire department’s arrival.
No employees or firefighters were injured during the incident.
Vucha said the cause of the fire is currently undetermined but not believed to be suspicious in nature.