State Police fire marshal Greg Agosti says much of Friday’s fire was in a 1,000-foot tunnel under the chip yard at the plant. He says concerns about air quality in the tunnel, and the danger of a collapse, may delay the start of the investigation until mid-week. He says he expects the investigation to be lengthy.
No one was hurt in the fire that was reported at about 12:30 Friday afternoon. About 200 firefighters from at 25 departments in six counties – including McKean – helped battle the blaze until about 11 o’clock Saturday morning.