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Truck Fire Extends to Factory in Brockton

By PAT TRAVERS, Senior Correspondent | September 30, 2020 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 093020107

Brockton, MA - Around 9:20 P.M. on the evening of Wednesday, September 30th, the Brockton FD transmitted Box-5126 for a reported truck fire near a building at 125 Perkins Avenue. Engine-2, Engine-4, Squad-A and Ladder-2 responded along with Car-56.

Companies arrived and reported a truck cab to an 18-wheeler was on fire in between two factories. The fire began extending to a large four-story factory that houses the FB Washburn Candy Corporation. A hand line was stretched off of Engine-2 and the heavy fire was quickly knocked down, with only minor extension to the factory. Crews encountered a dead yard hydrant on the property, but were quickly able to secure another water supply.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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