A small fire broke out at GAF’s Cedar City, Utah, manufacturing plant on March 19, according to a story first published in the St. George News. The 541,000-square-foot facility produces the full line of GAF’s TPO products and opened in 2014.
According to reports, firefighters were called in the late afternoon to extinguish a fire outside of the plant’s north wall. The GAF plant is located approximately 250 miles south of Salt Lake City in the state's southwest corner.
Approximately 30 firefighters arrived on the scene to find stacks of paper-backed foam insulation in flames. St. George News reported that fire crews quickly took control of the situation, extinguishing the fire in less than an hour.
No injuries were reported and all employees were able to safely evacuate the building, according to Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips. Minor damage to the exterior of the plant was reported. Still, GAF officials told St. George News that the loss of the material was minimal and manufacturing operations would not be affected by the incident.
Phillips told the St. George News that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.