Early this morning, March 24, the Fire Marshal’s Office was called to a large commercial fire at the Penobscot McCrum potato processing plant at 28 Pierce St. in Belfast. The building was in operation at the time with approximately eight employees on staff. The staff was able to evacuate the building and there were no injuries.
At this time it is believed the fire was started by one of the large fryolator machines.
Local fire crews continue to battle the blaze into the afternoon as they were having a difficult time because of the metal siding/roofing. Investigators with the Fire Marshal’s Office have been interviewing staff and are expected to return tomorrow to process the scene.