At 1:14 a.m. on January 27, 2024, the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services responded to a call at Stolle Machinery, located at 2900 Campbell Road for a fire alarm.
Upon arrival, first responders encountered a large 2-story industrial building with overhead door open, heavy smoke and fire inside the plant. First arriving unit deployed a preconnected attack line to quickly knock down the bulk of the fire. Firefighters quick actions led to a successful containment and quick knockdown of the fire. The main body of fire was located in the warehouse of the building near the loading docks, no further damage to other machines or the building structure.
The estimated property loss due to the fire is approximately $200,000 and potential dollar loss for the shutdown of process is in excess of $750,000.
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. A 2nd alarm was transmitted for additional units from Botkins Fire, Fort Loramie Fire, Russia Fire, and Troy Fire Departments ladder truck.
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 Crews did have to respond to several medic calls within the city during the incident.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Sidney Fire Department investigation unit.