A fire broke out today on the roof of a new Tecnoglass (NASDAQ: TGLS) production facility at its headquarters in Barranquilla, Colombia. The six-alarm fire was reported just after 1pm today and contained by the municipal firefighting units of the coastal city.
The fire originated, according to a company spokesperson, in the new Solarte safety glass plant, most likely on the roof, and an evacuation was carried out with no injuries or fatalities.
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“The fire apparently started on the roof, and the causes are being investigated by the city’s firefighters, who did a magnificent job preventingthe spread of the flames thanks to timely and courageous action. To them, and to the local authorities, or gratitude. In the midst of these unfortunate events, we can thank God that no member of the company was affected, all are in perfect condition” the glass and aluminum manufacturer told Finance Colombia.
Production not affected
The company indicated that the fire, which took place in a new plant and not one of its main production lines, will not keep them from fulfilling delivery commitments to orders. “Tecnoglass group, together with its plants for ESWINDOWS, ALUTIONS and SOLARTEC already are operating at 100%.
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