Fire crews on scene of fire at cushion factory

SWANTON, Ohio (WTVG) - Fire crews from multiple towns are on scene of a fire at the Scottdel Cushion Company in Swanton.

According to the fire chief on scene, there were five employees in the building at the time, but all were able to get out safely.

The company manufactures padding for carpeting, a material that is highly flammable. Despite that, crews were able to get the blaze under control in about 10-15 minutes using a proactive approach, fighting it from inside and with ladder crews on the exterior.

Fire crews say the fire was isolated to one part of the building and vented through the roof at one point. Now that the main fire is out, crews remain on scene to put out hot spots.

There is currently no word on what may have sparked the fire or the amount of damage it caused. We will update this with more information as it becomes available.