GENOA – Multiple agencies responded Friday to a fire at a Genoa business that caused minimal damage.
Genoa-Kingston, DeKalb, Cortland, Kirkland, Sycamore, Burlington, Marengo, Hampshire and Cherry Valley fire departments responded to a fire just after 10 a.m. Friday at Cleary Pallet Sales Inc. on Genoa Road, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Chief Deputy Gary Dumdie said the fire appeared to have been caused by machinery used for notching wood pallets. A spark that landed in a pile of wood shavings caused the fire, he said.
Workers were on break when the fire began and noticed it as they returned, Dumdie said. No one was injured. The damage amount was not significant, he said.