A huge fire broke out around noon Tuesday in a building that houses the Custom Particle Reduction Company and Hawk Mold and Die Supply, on Stump Road near Meetinghouse Road in Plumstead Township.
Numerous fire companies from Bucks and Montgomery Counties and New Jersey battled the blaze for hours, and thick black smoke could be seen for miles around. The building, in the Plumstead Industrial Park, burned to the ground. Some firefighters suffered from dehydration and other heat-related problems, but the burning building and several nearby buildings were evacuated safely, and no one was seriously injured. The fire scene is across the road from the Plumstead Municipal Building and a short distance from a Giant Supermarket on Route 611.