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Fire Doused at Orange Asphalt Plant

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HILLSBOROUGH — Firefighters in Orange Countyaverted a near disaster Tuesday at an asphalt plant inRougemont.

Firefighters from fivecompanies worked feverishly today tobring the fire under control.

They stopped theflames from spreading to two liquidpropane tanks, which could have been exploded.

The fire marshal says a workerusing an acetylene torch too close tothe asphalt caused the fire.

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