UPDATE @ 3:12 a.m: More than five fire units battled a Franklin business fire for over two hours early Monday morning.
Franklin Fire Department, Sugarcreek Twp., New Carlisle, Franklin Twp., Miami Valley Fire District, and Middletown Fire are only some of the units that responded to NexGen Composites at 312 Conover Drive just after midnight for a fully involved structure fire.
A person passing by the business noticed flames coming from the roof and called 9-1-1.
The business was not equipped with a fire alarm or sprinklers, which is why crews were not able to respond as quickly as they could have and the fire burned for so long, according to a Franklin fire official.
There are no damage estimates as officials continue to investigate what started the fire, but officials are citing the incident as a devastating blow to the company.
Multiple fire units are still battling a business fire in Franklin that occurred early Monday morning.
The fire was reported on 321 Conover Drive at NexGen Composites.
We’re working to learn what caused the fire and will update with additional details as they become available.