Hi-Point Factory Damaged By Fire
By Tom Knighton
The last couple of years have been pretty rough for the firearm industry, and let’s be honest, 2019 may not be a whole lot better.
While a Democrat-controlled House may spur gun sales, that’s hardly a sure thing. Couple that with the undeclared war between them and the financial industry and the next year may end up being tough for everyone.
The last thing anyone needs is a fire at their facility.
A business was moderately damaged from a fire shortly after midnight Friday, with multiple fire departments responding to the scene.
According to Madison Township fire chief Ron Luttrell, reports came in just after midnight Friday of a blaze at Hi-Point Firearms, 1015 Springmill St. Fire crews found the middle portion of the one-story structure to be engulfed in flames.
Chief Luttrell said it took approximately 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control, and he estimated the damage to the business to be in the range of $40,000 to $50,000.
Luttrell said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and the state fire marshal is investigating.
The fire was contained to the “machine area” of the building, according to Luttrell, and no live ammunition was affected by the fire.
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Source:: Bearing Arms