New Garden fire damages storage company

Photo courtesy of Avondale Fire Company
In this photo from the Avondale Fire Company website, firefighters work to extinguish a Thursday afternoon fire at Manfredi storage in New Garden.
Photo courtesy of Avondale Fire Company In this photo from the Avondale Fire Company website, firefighters work to extinguish a Thursday afternoon fire at Manfredi storage in New Garden.

NEW GARDEN The Manfredi Cold Storage facility sustained an undetermined amount of damage in a fire that broke out about 3:39 p.m. Thursday.

Avondale Fire Company Chief Steve Cole said the fire started in an acetylene tank and was limited to one room. Others at the fire said there was a lot of smoke.

One person at the fire suffered a minor injury that was treated at the scene.

Cole said the fire was brought under control at 4:03 p.m., and that the cause has not been determined but is under investigation.

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The Manfredi Cold Storage company is on Chambers Road in New Garden.

The following companies responded: Avondale Fire and EMS; Kennett Fire and EMS; Longwood Fire and EMS; Hockessin Fire; Chester County Fire Marshal Russ Kilmer; West Grove Fire; New Garden Police.

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