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FIRE AT ICON PLANT CAUSES $1 MILLION IN DAMAGE

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A furnace fire caused nearly $1 million in damage to an Icon Fitness & Health equipment plant Friday night.

The five-alarm fire started after debris was left too close to a furnace where the coating is added to fitness equipment, said Cache County Fire Chief Kelly Pitcher.One employee was treated for smoke inhalation and released from a Logan hospital, Pitcher said.

Fire units from Smithfield, North Logan, Logan, Newton and Richmond contained the blaze in about an hour. U.S. 91 was closed for two hours to accommodate fire equipment.

Pitcher praised Icon's safety plans and procedures. "When we got to the building, the people were all outside and accounted for," he said.

The plant is one of several Icon Fitness & Health manufacturing plants in Cache County. The company, with 3,100 employees, is the county's largest private employer and maker of such equipment as Cardio-Glide and Health-Rider.

Icon is trying to relocate some employees to other Icon plants and others will be used to help clean up the smoke and water damage in the plant.