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UPDATE: Ship crew extinguishes generator fire in Green Bay

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MONDAY 11/23/2020 9:49 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A fire aboard a ship docked in Green Bay caused an estimated $50,000 in damages Monday morning.

Authorities tell WFRV Local 5 that they were dispatched to LaFarge North America Plant at about 5:45 a.m. Monday morning after receiving a call of a fire on a ship.

Upon arrival, crews say they confirmed one of the generators had started on fire at the bow of the ship on the port side on the top floor.

Green Bay Metro Fire says the ship’s crew was able to extinguish the fire before firefighters arrived.

Green Bay Metro tells WFRV Local 5 crews on scene that the fire is believed to have started due to a faulty piece of equipment from within one of the generators.

The fire was contained to the generators room and is under investigation.

Original Story: Fire aboard Green Bay ship quickly extinguished

MONDAY 11/23/2020 8:05 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay Metro Fire crews were dispatched to a fire aboard a ship at LaFarge North America Plant.

Authorities tell WFRV Local 5 that they were dispatched at about 5:45 a.m. Monday morning after receiving a call of a fire on a ship.

When crews responded, they say they found a fire in the generator room of the ship.

Green Bay Metro tells WFRV Local 5 crews on scene that the fire is believed to have started due to a faulty piece of equipment from within one of the generators.

No foul play is suspected and the fire was quickly brought under control.

No injuries were reported.

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