Today at 6:00 a.m., Miami Valley
Polishing, LLC, in Piqua, off of Fox Drive, caught fire in the
furnace area. 911 was called immediately and Piqua Fire
responded about 6:08 a.m. The size of the fire caused fire
departments from Troy and Covington to assist. All fire
departments remain on scene as there continues to be active
fire. A structural engineer has been called to determine the
structural integrity for firefighters to enter the building. The
cause is unknown at this time. There were about 40 employees on
site at the time the fire started who were unable to extinguish
the fire as it spread instantly. All employees were able to exit
safely and there were no injuries.
Owners Terry Skelley, Bob Rowes
and Dave Schweitzer and Sales Manager Ernie Powers are all on
site. Owner Dave Schweitzer said," Thank you to all of the
fire departments and the surrounding businesses for their help
with the employees. There just has been an outpouring of
support." Mr. Powers could not say thank you enough to all
of the response and aide.
Miami Valley Polishing, LLC, has
been in business since 2008. The amount of loss has not been
determined at this time.