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.
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.