Presto Fire

A fire early Wednesday morning at Presto absorbent products on the north side of Eau Claire caused moderate damage to one diaper making machine. The machine is valued at $1 million.

Presto makes adult diapers and pet training products and the fire apparently started in one of the diaper making machines. Officials say it was discovered by two employees who tried to put out the fire and then called the fire department.

Presto is best known for it's small kitchen appliances like pressure cookers and fryers, however beginning in 2001 Presto got into the diaper business with the purchase of an Eau Claire diaper manufacturer and in 2003 with the purchase of a Georgia diaper making company.