September 27, 2022
At 4:22 p.m. the Burlington and West Burlington Fire Departments were dispatched for a structure fire at Borghi USA, 402 West Division Street in West Burlington. Burlington Firefighters arrived on scene at 4:26 pm to find heavy smoke showing from the west side of the commercial manufacturing facility with employees evacuating the structure.
Firefighters located the fire inside the west side door of the building and brought the fire under control within 10 minutes. Eleven Burlington Firefighters were assisted at the scene by Eight West Burlington Firefighters, the West Burlington Police Department, and maintenance staff from Borghi USA. Three off-duty Burlington Firefighters reported for duty to cover additional calls.
Employees activated the fire alarm system and called 911 to report the fire. Employees attempted to control the fire with fire extinguishers. There were no other injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Burlington and West Burlington Fire Departments and is not considered suspicious. The facility did receive significant smoke damages and fire damage was limited to a small portion of the building. Damage estimates are not available at this time.
Fire crews cleared the scene at 6:00 p.m.
Todd Van Scoy