Fire Ruins Freeport Press Office

FREEPORT, OH—A major electrical fire struck the main office of Freeport Press on February 3, destroying the entire office building. The manufacturing facilities, connected by a passageway, sustained only slight water damage.

Freeport Press was evacuated when the fire began around 11 a.m. A dozen fire departments helped put out the blaze and they remained on the scene for six hours.

Owner Dave Pilcher Sr. says the fire caused about $600,000 in damage. But no one was injured.

“We are grateful to the Lord that there was no loss of life or injury to personnel,” Pilcher notes.

Freeport Press’ two most critical servers were rescued from the flames, and the company didn’t lose any data. Production resumed at 7 p.m. that evening.

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