A massive blaze broke out at the Fischer ski factory in the town of Mukachevo in Zakarpattia, Ukraine. Ski Industry News reports the factory is Europe’s largest manufacturer of skis and The Fischer group of companies placed 85% of their production capacity on the 47 acre site:
“The roof of a one-story building of a production facility with a warehouse (total area of 20,000 square meters) at Mukachevo-based ski factory JSC Tysa caught fire at 02:00 Kyiv time on October 12. SES units put out the fire on 9,000 square meters at 04:55 Kyiv time.” –The State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine
The factory produces around 180 models of cross-country skis and 130 models of alpine skis. 60% of Fischer’s skis are produced at the Ukrainian factory. The factory also produces skis for Scott, Stöckli, Tecno Pro, Hagan, Rossignol, Alpina, Splitkein, Tecno.
Roughly 1,500 workers are employed at Fischer-Mukachevo. We are thankful o injuries were reported.
images from mukachevo.net