Fire at facility in Taylor extinguished after several hours thanks to multiple agencies

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Taylor Fire at Durcon plant

(Photo Courtesy: Josh Balduff)

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Crews from the Taylor, Georgetown, Hutto, Pflugerville and Round Rock Fire Departments assited with a fire in Taylor on Saturday night.

A press release from the City of Taylor said the fire was at the Durcon facility at 206 Allison Road and crews were called to the scene just before 8 p.m. The fire started around 7:53 p.m.

When units first arrived, they saw the fire on the roof of the building.

A Round Rock fire department spokesperson said the fire was pretty heavily involved but could not confirm any other details. A truck and a battalion were sent to the fire.

Units were able to completely extinguish the fire around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Firefighters reportedly had difficulty reaching the seat of the fire inside the building.

The 2400 block of 4th Street was closed in both directions as part of the response.

“I want to commend the City of Taylor firefighters and the other assisting fire departments who helped save the building. They did an outstanding job, and should be proud of themselves,” said Taylor Fire Department Chief Daniel Baum.

Onlookers were asked to stay out of the way as firefighters perform their duties. No injuries were reported from either civilians or fire fighters.

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