Employees evacuated from Mercury Marine after dust collector system catches fire

FOND DU LAC (WITI) -- The Fond du Lac Fire Department was called out to Mercury Marine on Monday afternoon, November 10th after a dust collector system caught fire.

Fire officials say Plant 98 at Mercury Marine had to be evacuated after plant personnel reported a fire occurred in a dust collection system connected to the building.

The automatic fire sprinkler activated and the fire was extinguished.

“The fire suppression system worked as designed and kept the fire contained to the dust collector” Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O'Leary said.

The fire was contained to the dust collector and didn't cause any structural damage.

No one was injured.

Mercury Marine personnel were eventually able to re-enter the building.