Firefighters called to Kitchener rubber factory
Firefighters at the AirBoss factory on Glasgow Street in Kitchener. (Jan. 16, 2020)
Workers were forced out of a Kitchener rubber factory Thursday due to a fire.
Crews were called to AirBoss Rubber Compounding at 101 Glasgow Street just before noon.
Smoke could be seen coming from a window on the top floor of the building.
Officials say an electric motor on a machine overheated and ignited oil cans that were nearby.
They say the fire was contained to a small area.
AirBoss is a custom compounding company that produces products for the automotive, construction, oil & gas and defense industries.