CHARLES CITY — The Charles City Fire Department was called to Cambrex in Charles City for a fire in a scrubber unit at the facility late Wednesday evening.
The call came to the fire station at 11:34 p.m. No injuries were reported.
The first units on scene reported heavy fire and smoke coming from an exterior piece of equipment called a scrubber, according to a press release issued by the fire department.
The fire was knocked down by firefighters prior to the fire extending to any portion of the structures near it. Cambrex is a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals.
Firefighters remained on scene controlling minor hot spots in the equipment until 1:30 a.m.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, and remains under investigation. The scrubber unit sustained major fire damage.
Assisting the CCFD at the scene was the Charles City Police Department, Floyd Fire Department, Colwell Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, and Floyd County Emergency Management Agency.