- Department of Fire Services
Media Contact for 5-Alarm Clinton Converted Mill Fire Accidental
Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer
CLINTON — Clinton Fire Chief Michael P. Lutes and State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said the cause of the June 22, 2020 fire at 470R Main Street in Clinton was accidental. The 5-alarm fire took place in a converted old mill building housing several commercial tenants. The fire started in the MR Wheel Finishing. There were no injuries in the fire that was reported at about 5:15 a.m. Damages are estimated at $250,000.
The fire originated in heavy timbers between the first floor and the basement. The cause was an industrial oven used in coating auto parts. It is considered accidental.
A state Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to assess containers of chemicals used in the processing.
The fire was jointly investigated by members of the Clinton Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.