Fire causes major damage to roofer manufacturer Canton


By Mike Berger

At 7:50 a.m. on Friday, December 24th, cantonal firefighters responded to a fire report at Sika Sarnafil, a large manufacturer of rubber roofing systems based on 100 Dan Road.

Fire chief Charles Doody, who was on site, said the fire was in a manufacturing facility in the back of the building and was difficult to access.

Firefighters fight a fire at Sika Sarnafil’s manufacturing facility at 100 Dan Road. (CFD photo)

While the check lasted several hours, the emergency services were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the main building. Thirteen Canton firefighters responded along with members of the Stoughton Fire Department, and Norwood firefighters provided station coverage.

Doody said there were no injuries, but the manufacturing facility was a total write-off. Company officials estimate the fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

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For the week from December 17 to 23, the cantonal health department reported 105 new positive COVID cases with a 7-day incidence rate of 432.92 per 100,000 inhabitants. As a result, Canton remains in the high risk category based on the CDC metrics. During the same period, 5.86 percent of all COVID tests performed gave a positive result. In the canton’s public schools, a total of 23 students and employees had positive COVID results and 21 had to be quarantined between December 16 and 22. Luce School had 10 positive cases, followed by Cantonal High School with five, Galvin Middle School and Rodman PreK with three each, and JFK and Hansen with one case each.

Warrant now open for ATM 2022

The resolution for all articles on zoning and non-zoning for the annual meeting of the canton 2022 has now been opened and will be closed on Friday, January 7th at 12 noon. All articles on citizen petitions require the signatures of at least 10 registered voters and must be submitted to the Citizens Office for review.

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