This Story kinda flew under the radar, buuttttt it’s not that old so it’s still relevant, well as relevant as a hi-point factory burning to the ground can be…
Dec. 28, 2018
A business was moderately damaged from a fire shortly after midnight Friday, with multiple fire departments responding to the scene.
According to Madison Township fire chief Ron Luttrell, reports came in just after midnight Friday of a blaze at Hi-Point Firearms, 1015 Springmill St. Fire crews found the middle portion of the one-story structure to be engulfed in flames.
Chief Luttrell said it took approximately 30 minutes to bring the blaze under control, and he estimated the damage to the business to be in the range of $40,000 to $50,000.
Luttrell said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and the state fire marshal is investigating.
The fire was contained to the “machine area” of the building, according to Luttrell, and no live ammunition was affected by the fire.
According to the company website, Hi-Point is a family-owned firearm manufacturer that builds almost every piece of the firearm in-house.
No one was inside the business, and no injuries were reported for the responding fire units.
Luttrell said he believed the owners of the business have insurance.