Nowata County pallet factory catches fire for second time in two months

NEW ALLUWE, Okla. — Multiple structures including two homes are damaged after a factory fire in Nowata County Sunday night.

Several agencies were called to the fire at a pallet factory in New Alluwe just before midnight.

This is the second fire in lass than a month at the factory. In August, ten different departments responded to a fire at the same factory.

“If I had to take a guess ... we had 65 firefighters here a month ago,” said New Alluwe Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Tommy Gipson.

Gipson said this fire will likely smolder for about a week.

The plant is still closed from the August fire. Nobody was injured in Sunday night’s fire.