Firefighters Battle Dust Fire

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 01:03 PM gHale

There was a fire in a blasting machine’s dust collector at Cooper Standard Automotive in Auburn, NC, early Wednesday morning, officials said.

Firefighters got the call at 2 a.m. to the industrial plant at 725 W. 11th St. where they found a fire in a dust collector unit for a Wheelabrator blasting machine.

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Firefighters extinguished the fire inside the unit by 2:18 a.m. and worked with Cooper Standard employees to remove the remaining dust debris from the unit, said Fire Chief Michael VanZile.

The fire did not extend to any other part of the building, and no injuries occurred.

Within an hour, firefighters returned to their stations at 3 a.m.



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