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UPDATE: Fire Breaks Out at ACS Industries

Several fire departments have responded, but now are leaving the scene.

UPDATE 9:50 p.m.

Firefighters are clearing the scene of a small blaze that broke out at ACS Industries on Mogadore Road at about 8 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters from several area communities responded to the reported fire, which started in a painting area in the rear of the facility's manufacturing plant.

An employee at ACS told Kent Patch no one was injured in the blaze and the workers on second shift were able to quickly evacuate the factory, which produces large machine implements used in the construction trade.

He said no one was injured in the fire, which was contained to a small area of the building.

Mogadore Road has reopened after being closed at the intersection of S.R. 261.

Firefighters from multiple area departments, including Stow, Brimfield, Ravenna and Streetsboro, all responded.

Look for futher updates Tuesday on Kent Patch.

Original story:

A fire has broken out at ACS Industries on Mogadore Road.

It's unknown whether anyone is in the building or the size or extent of the blaze, but the fire appears to be under control.  Kent Patch Local Editor Matt Fredmonsky is on the scene and will have a full report soon. Check back for more details.

The large property houses ACS's corporate headquarters as well as a manufacturing plant.

Police have closed Mogadore Road at the State Route 261 intersection.

Don March 12, 2013 at 03:34 AM
Don, It makes me proud of our undermaned profesional fire department. They are highly trained, well equiped, dedicated and have outstanding response times. Most people do not realize the Kent Fire Department/Paramedic service responds to approx. 4000 calls per year.

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