BATH TOWNSHIP — The Bath Township Fire Department was alerted of a fire at 10:05 a.m. Friday at Dana Corporation, 777 Bible Road, Lima. When firefighters arrived four minutes later, heavy smoke was seen coming from the building, both at ground level and from the roof.
The plant was evacuated of all personnel prior to the arrival of fire crews. Bath firefighters, along with the Lima Fire Department and Dana maintenance employees, were able to get the fire under control within 30 minutes. The buiding’s sprinkler system was activated during the fire. No employees or firefighters were injured.
The fire began above a furnace and extended to the roof. No damage estimates were available Friday afternoon, pending an investigation by Dana officials. The cause of the fire was ruled accidental, and the investigation into the blaze is ongoing.