Fire at Mersen USA Loading Dock

UPDATE: A problem with a truck’s electrical system caused it to catch fire on the loading dock of Mersen USA in St. Marys at just after noon on Monday.

State police fire marshal Greg Agosti says the tractor-trailer was parked at the loading dock when the fire broke out in the engine compartment of the truck tractor and extended into the trailer. The fire continued through the trailer and caused moderate damage to the outside of the building, and slight damage to the inside. Altogether, damage is estimated at $350,000.

No one was hurt.


A tractor-trailer truck caught fire at just after noon today near a loading dock at Mersen USA in St. Marys, and a state police fire marshal is trying to determine why.

The fire destroyed the truck and damaged the loading dock.

The truck was carrying artificial graphite.

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