Fire damages building at Formart Containers in Cedarburg

CEDARBURG (WITI) -- Cedarburg firefighters responded to a to Formart Containers on Friday morning, February 22nd after a passerby noticed smoking coming out of the building.

When emergency responders got on the scene, they found one employee trying to put out a fire in a manufacturing oven. Firefighters extinguished the fire and say it was fortunate the fire did not get up into the duct work or to the roof.

The three people working at the factory were evacuated by police. They were not hurt.

Officials have not estimated the cost of the damage from the fire. The oven where the fire may have started is not in a condition to be operated.

Formart Containers makes pulp/paper pots formed through a baking process. They are the same pots that shrubs and small trees are placed in for use in landscaping.