Minor damage in Florence fire

FLORENCE, Wis. – Firefighters extinguished a small fire at The Pasty Oven in Florence, Wis. on Wednesday afternoon.

The Florence Fire Department responded to 589 In Comm Drive at 1:33 p.m. for a report of flames on a wall located behind an oven.

Firefighters said everyone inside was safely evacuated and no injuries were reported. The building itself received minimal interior damage.

The fire is still under investigation, and what exactly caused the wall to ignite has not been determined.

Firefighters cleared the scene and returned to the station at 3:15 p.m.

The Pasty Oven employees said today that production at the plant has been halted until the cleaning process is complete.

However, pasty production is expected to resume soon.

The fire department was assisted by Florence County Search and Rescue, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, and Florence County Utility.

Evan Reid’s e-mail address is ereid@ironmountaindailynews.com.