Tige Boats Fire
On January 14th, 2019, at approximately 10:20pm the Abilene Fire Department responded to a fire at Tige Boats. When the fire crew arrived, employees had already pulled the boat that contained the fire outside of the manufacturing facility. After arriving on scene the firefighters extinguished the fire located in the boat and ventilated the building with large fans. One employee was transported to Hendrick Medical Center and treated for smoke inhalation.
The fire started in the motor compartment of the boat mentioned above, occurring half way through the assembly line process. Employees used numerous fire extinguishers to extinguish the fire and the sprinkler system was activated. Minor water damage occurred in the building. The boat sustained most of the damage estimated at $100,000.