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Fire at Enviro-Tank destroys excavator

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 2:16 PM EDT
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BELPRE, Ohio. (WTAP) - Belpre and Dunham firefighters have put out a fire that destroyed an excavator at Enviro-Tank off of Route 7 in Belpre this afternoon.

Dunham Fire Chief Ernie Hoschar says fire crews were called out to the scene at 1:45 this afternoon. One excavator was on fire when crews arrived. Hoschar says the fire then spread to a pile of sawdust before the firefighters were able to put the fire out. The excavator was destroyed.

Hoschar says around 15 firefighters took about 30 minutes to put the fire out. No firefighters or Enviroworks workers were hurt.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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