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UPDATE: Mills Mfg. fire confined mostly to ceiling

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The fire at Earlville is out. Crews say it was confined mostly to the ceiling. (Lauren DeWitt, KWWL) The fire at Earlville is out. Crews say it was confined mostly to the ceiling. (Lauren DeWitt, KWWL)
The fire at Earlville is out. Crews say it was confined mostly to the ceiling. (Lauren DeWitt, KWWL) The fire at Earlville is out. Crews say it was confined mostly to the ceiling. (Lauren DeWitt, KWWL)
A fire at Mills Manufacturing in Earlville on Wednesday. (Blake Lybbert, KWWL) A fire at Mills Manufacturing in Earlville on Wednesday. (Blake Lybbert, KWWL)
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Update: Clean-up is underway at an eastern Iowa business after a fire in Earlville. The Earlville Fire Department responded to Mills Manufacturing in Earlville just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. Fire Fighters said when they arrived on scene smoke was billowing from the building, but no visible flame could be seen. No one was hurt.

The Earlville Fire Department along with other local departments were able to confine and control the fire within the first hour of being on the scene.

"it's contained pretty much to the paint area to the paint line back there and the ceiling. There was a lot of insulation and stuff that burned off. There is some structural damage, but otherwise it's not that bad," said Earlville firefighter, Dan Wheeler.

Firefighters said they believe the fire started near the paint oven at the facility.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Workers at Mills Manufacturing are hopeful they will be able to get back to work Thursday.


Original Story:

Crews put out a business fire that began in an oven Wednesday morning at an eastern Iowa business.

It happened at Mills Manufacturing in Earlville.

People who work nearby say fire trucks started heading to Mills around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29.

One witness said he could see smoke billowing out of the business.

The Earlville Volunteer Fire Department was there, along with the Manchester Fire Department. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office confirmed deputies were also there helping to guide traffic.

Crews say the fire was caused by an oven. The fire was confined mostly to the ceiling.

Lauren DeWitt contributed to this report.

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