Small fire at site of old LaGrange foundry

UPDATE: May 9 at 7:15 a.m.

The LaGrange Fire Department was called to the site of the old LaGrange foundry for a small overnight fire Tuesday.According to the fire chief it appears that some old plastic and pallets of new shingles caught fire.Excavating and clean up work is going on at the location which is the site of the Orco Industy fire back in February.The cause is unknown at this time.It will be labeled as suspicious because there is no visible ignition source, but no further investigation will be done.

Read our coverage of the Orco Industries fire below.


UPDATE: February 22 at 3:44 p.m.

Two of the four buildings burned in Monday's fire in LaGrange are a total loss.

The Missouri state fire marshall was on site again Tuesday sifting through the rubble.

Crews were on the scene of the Orco Industry fire until 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, the fire started around 2 a.m. that morning.

All of the stock was destroyed, but none of the business equipment was damaged.

No one was injured.



A LaGrange, Missouri business was devastated by fire Monday, February 21st.

Orco Industry on Main Street was fully engulfed shortly after 3 a.m.

Fire trucks and ambulances lined the street for blocks in each direction.

The business, located inside the former foundry building, is a seasonal plastics recycling business.

We were told there was millions of pounds of ground up plastic burning inside.

The south side of the building is where the majority of the fire was.

"I was laying down to sleep, just used the restroom. I hear the police sirens, couple 'whoop-whoops' and then some loud speakers going and a lot of screaming, and then the sky lit up," said Jason Liesen who was visiting family nearby.

Mutual aid was called in from Canton, Monticello, Ewing, Lewis County and others.

There's no word yet on injuries or a cause.