Firefighters extinguish brush fire near Greensboro tank farm

Fire

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in Guilford County have extinguished a one-acre blaze that erupted near the Greensboro tank farm.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports (http://bit.ly/2fekqB1) Greensboro Assistant Fire Chief Pat Henley said firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze that erupted Sunday. Henley said the fire was contained to a field near the tank farm but did not pose an immediate risk to the tanks.

Henley said firefighters are considering several possibilities for the cause of the fire, including whether a discarded cigarette from a nearby roadway could have ignited the dry field or if a power line arced, causing the fire. He said there was nothing to suggest foul play.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com