By Lindsey Eaton, Fox59
Fire officials have determined a massive plant fire was intentionally set.
Firefighters responded to the blaze at the old Thompson plant Saturday evening. Six firefighters were injured while battling the massive fire.
“It’s just hard to really fathom what could’ve happened five seconds later,” said Jordan Lamb, Captain with the Marion Fire Department.
The fire scene was right across the street from Marion Fire Station 6.
“We called the fire in. I’ve been on for almost 11 years and I’ve never had to do that before,” said Captain Lamb.
Fire officials say two tank explosions happened inside one of the buildings. Captain Lamb was about five feet away at the time.
“I felt the percussion on my face. You kind of see it in the movies where your skin just kind of slowing moves back I could feel that and it knocked me down to one hand and on a knee,” said Captain Lamb.
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