Fire at Jackson Township rubber molding plant ruled accidental

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JACKSON TWP., Ohio-- Fire investigators have concluded that the fire at Tristan Rubber Molding in Jackson Township was accidental.

(Photo Credit: Fox 8 Viewer Breonna Marie Haer)

(Photo Credit: Fox 8 Viewer Breonna Marie Haer)

Jackson Township Fire Chief Tracy Hogue told FOX 8's Dave Nethers that investigators determined that the fire was started by a maintenance man who was using a handheld propane torch to thaw out a steam discharge line.

Firefighters were called to the plant just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. No one was injured.

Damage is estimated at $3 million.

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