October 5, 2007

Fire Destroys M.A.R.’s Engineering Building in San Leandro

A fire destroyed one of two buildings at M.A.R.’s Engineering Company Inc., on Montague Avenue on Friday morning, October 5, 2007. According to an employee, an explosion ignited the fire, but nobody was seriously injured. Two employees were reportedly treated for minor injuries. The mutiple-alarm fire generated a overwhelming response from the Alameda County Fire Department, ensuring that the fire didn't spread to neighboring businesses.

Firefighter battles MARs fire from above
Firefighters battling MARs fire

According to the company's web site, M.A.R.'s Engineering started in 1964 with two automatic screw machines purchased at an auction. The company produces screw machine products and performs light assembly work. The web site also states, "M.A.R.’s currently employs thirty-six full time employees in two side by side buildings consisting of 15,000 sq. ft."

M.A.R.'s Engineering is located at 699 Montague Avenue in San Leandro.

More coverage from CBS 5, the Daily Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Overhead video from NBC 11 and KGO 7.

Posted by marga at October 5, 2007 10:09 AM | TrackBack

I should've known to go to your site first for breaking news...

Posted by: tim Holmes at October 6, 2007 3:01 PM
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