Crews responding to report of fire through roof at Franklin business

Franklin City Council Monday approved raising the hourly rate for volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics to help attract and retain their volunteer members. Franklin operates a combined fire department with volunteers and career firefighters. The hourly rate was increased more than a $1 an hour in each step of the pay range. FILE PHOTO Franklin will join the Carlisle and Franklin Twp. fire departments are teaming up to apply for a federal grant to obtain new self-contained breathing apparatus equipment for all three departments.

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Franklin City Council Monday approved raising the hourly rate for volunteer firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics to help attract and retain their volunteer members. Franklin operates a combined fire department with volunteers and career firefighters. The hourly rate was increased more than a $1 an hour in each step of the pay range. FILE PHOTO Franklin will join the Carlisle and Franklin Twp. fire departments are teaming up to apply for a federal grant to obtain new self-contained breathing apparatus equipment for all three departments.

Crews have responded to a report of a fire at A&B Foundry and Machining, 835 N. Main St. in Franklin.

According to emergency dispatches, flames were visible through the roof. Crews were dispatched at about 12:45 p.m.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story as we learn more.

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