Firefighters were called to the Ronaldsway Aircraft Company in Ballasalla yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.
At about 1.15pm, pumping appliance from Castletown Station was sent after the alarm was raised at the company.
There had been a fire in a titanium filter bench which is used to deburr titanium components
The fire had been extinguished by a member of the onsite maintenance team who emptied two dry powder extinguishers on the fire before evacuating the building.
However, the factory quickly filled with smoke and this became a major challenge for the fire fighting personnel to ventilate.
Using its own positive pressure ventilation fans alongside two heavy duty electric fans, the Castletown fire crew ventilated the factory section by section.
Full ventilation of the building was achieved within an hour and following repairs to broken fire alarm call points the fire alarm system was put back online.
Station Officer Kirkham who was duty officer for the incident stated that: ‘I was impressed by the evacuation procedures of the Ronaldsway Aircraft Company and would like to thank Andy Bain from the Ronaldsway maintenance team who was a valuable asset to the fire personnel who attended the incident.’