Area fire departments needed days to put the fire out, which began when a neighbor near the plant set off a military flare to celebrate the Fourth of July. The flare landed on the roof of the plant.
Insurance money was used to recover the value of the property and also the cost of production interruptions, according to The Journal Sentinel. Approximately 1,400 workers were displaced by the fire, but almost all returned to work within three months. No one was hurt in the blaze.