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APPLETON — A Tuesday fire has closed a fuelpellet manufacturer for several days.
The fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. at Pellet America, 2601 W. Second St., burning for just under two hours, said the Appleton Fire Department.
A spark ignited during the manufacturing process likely started the fire, which was difficult to extinguish because of the highly combustible materials made at the business and hard to access machines.
Managers from Pellet America told the fire department that it will take several days before they are operating again.