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Fire

Posted on: December 4, 2023

Structure and Machine Fire

Sidney Fire and Emergency Services

At 3:26 a.m. on December 1, 2023, the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services responded to a call at Playtex Energizer, located at 1810 Progress Way, reporting a structure fire.

Upon arrival, first responders encountered a large 2-story industrial building engulfed in heavy smoke. Plant personnel informed the responding crews that a machine inside the building was on fire. Swift action by the firefighters led to a successful containment and quick knockdown of the fire. Fortunately, the main body of fire was isolated to the machine, with no further damage to other machines or the building structure.

The estimated property loss due to the fire is approximately $500,000.

In response to the incident, a box alarm was activated, summoning all off-duty Sidney firefighters, along with assistance from the Anna Fire Department, Lockington Fire Department, a medic unit from Piqua Fire Department. 

Salvation Army responded with canteen supplies for responders

AES Power and Center Point were also called to the scene.

We are relieved to report that no injuries were sustained by firefighters, police officers, or occupants of the building.

Sidney Police managed traffic control in the area. The road was closed for an extended period, to facilitate firefighting efforts.

The Crew did have to respond to another medic call with in the city during the incident. 

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Sidney Fire Department investigation unit.


Jason Truesdale, Assistant Chief


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