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July 10, 2014

07/11 - Bowling Green fire destroys trucks

— CUMBERLAND — An accidental fire Wednesday during welding of a diesel fuel tank in the back of a pickup  spread to a forklift truck and then damaged a light on an exterior wall of Carl Belt Inc. on Milner Avenue in Bowling Green, according to the Allegany County 911 Center.

The incident occurred shortly after 3 p.m., prompting numerous calls to the emergency center with reports of a “large truck fire” and some callers indicating an explosion had occurred.

Bowling Green, Cresaptown, LaVale and Ridgeley, W.Va., volunteer fire departments extinguished the fire that reportedly destroyed the pickup and the forklift truck. The fire extended to the forklift truck after its propane fuel line ignited.

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