'Suspicious' fire damages pickle factory in Saginaw - WNEM TV 5

'Suspicious' fire damages pickle factory in Saginaw

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State officials are investigating a fire that happened at a local pickle company building.

Witnesses reported what looked like a field fire at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 near the Hausbeck Pickle Co. building, located at 634 Kendrick St. in Saginaw.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found four wooden stairways leading up to the catwalk between the rows of pickling vats were burning.

There were also signs of cracks and some punctures in the pickling vats.

A propane tank near the scene was not affected, investigators said. 

Company co-owner Tim Hausbeck said he has surveillance video of the suspect(s) entering their grounds early Saturday morning between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. He said they cut through a perimeter fence and exited the same way. 

The fence has since been repaired, Hausbeck said. 

No one was hurt in the incident.

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