Two-Alarm Blaze At East Alton Factory

EAST ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) – No injuries reported from a Sunday morning blaze at Olin’s Winchester Ammunition Plant in East Alton.

Departments from seven districts were called in to battle the fire that destroyed a maintenance building.

East Alton Fire Chief Randy Nelson tells KMOX they got the call around 3 AM, “Units arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire to the structure, with a number of exposures.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Chief Nelson says the community was in no danger from the fire, since the ammunition plant is in an area isolated from the rest of the town.

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