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Tires ignite in Public Works fire


August 22, 2019

Photo courtesy of Kelsey Lambe

Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the tire shed at the Public Words compound Monday evening.

A call was placed to the Petersburg Fire Department at 7:40 P.M. Monday night after residents reported seeing dark, black smoke coming from the Public Works Department lot on 2nd St.

Flames were coming from a shed that was filled with large, spare tires for the borough's vehicles. Nearby residents stated they also heard loud popping noises. The fire was contained by about 8 P.M., but firefighters didn't leave until around 9:30 P.M, said Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

"We were unsure of what was in that room because of the smoke," said Be...

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