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Large fire breaks out at Hog Technologies in Stuart

Martin County, city firefighters battle blaze
Fire at Hog Industries in Stuart on March 17, 2023
Posted at 10:50 PM, Mar 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-18 01:00:16-04

STUART, Fla. — Several agencies' first responders battled a large fire at Hog Technologies in Stuart with two explosions reported late Friday night.

Martin County Fire Rescue, Stuart Fire Rescue and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire on Southeast Commerce Avenue and Southeast Market Place.

Martin County Fire Rescue described it as "2nd alarm" in providing aid to the city fire department.

WPTV photojournalist Matthew Kauerauf was at the scene.

Fire at Hog Technologies in Stuart on March 17, 2023
Fire agencies from Martin County and Stuart responded to fire at Hog Technologies.

Heavy smoke was in the area with South Commerce Avenue shut down by deputies.

People were asked to avoid the area.

Though there is extensive damage, rescue personnel believe everyone is out of the building.

Hog Technologies manufactures road and runway paint and rubber removal equipment, including Stripe Hog, Thermo Hog, Paint Hog, Rumble Hog, Grinder Hog, Surface Hog and Concrete Hog.