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KFD: Forklift blamed for recycling center fire

KFD: Forklift blamed for recycling center fire


LOVED THAT, SHE ALWAYS HAD HOPE IN CLAIBORNE COUNTY, ELIZABETH KUEBEL. WATE SIX ON YOUR SIDE. KRISTIN: AGAIN — AT THIS POINT THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. BO: WE’LL UPDATE YOU AS WE LEARN MORE. KRISTIN: IN OTHER NEWS TONIGHT MORE SMOKE RISING FROM A NORTH KNOXVILLE RECYCLING FACILITY AFTER LAST WEEK’S MASSIVE FIRE.. KRISTIN YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE RISING FROM THE DEBRIS EARLIER TONIGHT FORT LOUDON WASTE AND RECYCLING.. FIREFIGHTERS – QUICK TO RESPOND – A MACHINE USED TO MOVE THE SMOKING MATERIAL.. BO: OF COURSE THIS AMOUNT OF SMOKE PALES IN COMPARISSON TO WEDNESDAY.. BO: YOU MAY REMEMBER THE SCENE … A DARK PILLAR OF SMOKE – TOWERING OVER NORTH KNOXVILLE. WE’RE NOW GETTING ANSWERS ABOUT THE CAUSE OF LAST WEEK’S FIRE. THE CONCLUSION FROM ARSON INVESTIGATORS… THE FIRE STARTED WHEN A FORKLIFT BACKFIRED. NEAR THAT BACKFIRE… PALLETS OF LOOSE PAPER… WHICH THEN CAUGHT FIRE. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KNOXVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT TELLING US THAT EMPLOYEES AT THE RECYCLING SITE TRIED PUTTING OUT THE FIRE THEMSELVES… EMPTYING A FEW FIRE EXTENGISHERS. THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE WAS A DELAY IN CALLING 9-1-1… GIVING THE FIRE A HEAD-START ON THE FIREFIGHTERS. KRISTIN: THEY WOULD WORK THE NEXT TWO DAYS…. PACKING UP OPERATIONS FRIDAY. KRISTIN: HOWEVER — FIREFIGHTERS TELL US THEY HAD EXPECTED TO BE CALLED BACK TO RECYCLING FACILITY IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE FIRE…. BECAUSE OF CONCERNS FOR LINGERING HOT SPOTS.. BO: TIME NOW FOR A CHECK OF YOUR FORECAST.. KRISTIN:

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