BURLINGTON (WITI) — It’s finally out. That’s what firefighters here are hoping after returning Saturday, February 2nd to the Echo Lake Foods plant. They had to put out another round of hot spots that had flared up.
“Those are typical in any fire of this nature,” said Burlington Fire Chief Richard Lodle, “We are hopeful at this point that we’ve gotten the hot spots as much as we’re gonna be able to.”
Burlington was able to handle Saturday’s work alone. It was a stark contrast to Wednesday night and Thursday morning when more than 80 different fire departments responded to the massive blaze.
“We have a system called MABAS – Mutual Aid Box Alarm System,” Lodle said, “It’s designed to pre-plan sources that would be needed from a smaller incident up to something of this nature.”