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Fire Doused at Orange Asphalt Plant

Posted March 11, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Firefighters in Orange County averted a near disaster Tuesday at an asphalt plant in Rougemont.

Firefighters from five companies worked feverishly today to bring the fire under control.

They stopped the flames from spreading to two liquid propane tanks, which could have been exploded.

The fire marshal says a worker using an acetylene torch too close to the asphalt caused the fire.