Building ‘a total loss’ after fire on Tuesday

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

KANEVILLE TOWNSHIP – A fire Tuesday night at a fertilizer plant damaged two buildings, but there were no injuries.

Dave Hintzche, the president of Hintzche Fertilizer on County Line Road, west of Kaneville, said the fire took place at a maintenance facility on the property. He said it appeared that a large truck parked in the shop had an electrical fire, and the building caught on fire.

There were two buildings affected, but one was an addition, and Hintzche said it was “essentially one building.”

“Thankfully, there were no injuries,” Hintzche said. Officials from the Cortland Fire Department said they left the scene at 10 p.m., and the fire had been going for several hours. Hintzche said he didn’t want to speculate on a cost of the damage.

“Basically, the building was a total loss,” he said.