(1-11-22) Bath Township Fire Department responded to a 911 report of a fire at the Dana Corporation this morning at 4:14 A.M. The plant is located at 777 Bible Road, Lima, Ohio, in Bath Township.

Upon arrival, units observed heavy smoke and fire coming from a building located directly behind the main plant.

Dana Corporation management and security staff had evacuated the entire plant prior to the arrival of the fire department. Bath firefighters were able to get the fire under control within about 15 minutes. The fire was located in a building which housed the plant’s main compressor system but did not extend into the main manufacturing plant.

An exact damage estimate was not available at the time of this release pending an investigation by Dana officials, however preliminary estimates are $500,000 to $750,000.

No Dana Corporation employees or fire department personnel were injured.

The cause of the fire was not determined; however it is not suspicious. Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours.

Bath Township was assisted by the Lima Fire Department and American Township Fire Department.