Flames Erupt Inside Valco Industries In Clark Co.

Thick, black smoke was seen for miles after a Clark County business caught on fire Friday morning.

The blaze happened at Valco Industries in the 6900 block of Urbana Road near Springfield. The company is about eight miles north of downtown Springfield.

Authorities said an employee called 911 around 8 a.m. Friday after seeing smoke coming from one of the Valco buildings. Fire officials said all of the employees escaped safely.

Firefighters from Moorefield Township arrived and found smoke coming from the building. They called in support from the city of Springfield and tankers from Pleasant, German and Springfield townships.

The fire was contained.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.