Firefighter hurt trying to put out factory fire


ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) – A factory sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out early Monday morning in Angola.

Multiple fire departments from the Angola area responded to Precision Technologies, 200 Industrial Drive just after midnight. Fire officials said flames were coming out of the roof by the time first responders arrived.

One firefighter was hurt while trying to put out the blaze. Overnight Reporter Michael Kuhn was there and saw the man collapse.

Several of his fellow firefighters gathered around him and carried him away from the building. Paramedics responded to the scene and took the man to a hospital for treatment. The firefighter identified himself as Adam Schuller. Schuller told NewsChannel 15 he suffered a knee injury, but is doing well.

According to Angola fire officials, nobody was inside the building when the fire started and nobody else was injured.

It took firefighters about an hour to get the fire under control.

Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the front office portion of the building. Officials said the main manufacturing area received heat and water damage, but they believe the manufacturing equipment can be saved.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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