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Roof Fire at Thombert’s in Newton Quickly Extinguished Saturday

A small fire on the roof of Thombert’s manufacturing in Newton Saturday afternoon was quickly extinguished by members of the Newton Fire Department. Fire  Chief Jarrod Wellik says damage was contained mostly to an HVAC unit and electrical components in the roof near the unit. According to Wellik….employees discovered some smoke and pulled the fire alarm just before 3:30 p.m. to evacuate the building at 316 East 7th Street North. The Newton Fire Chief says as firefighters arrived, they could see smoke on the roof. Members of the Baxter and Kellogg Fire Departments responded to the fire as well. Wellik says crews were on scene for a little over an hour.