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Stirrat Tipple Caught Fire Tues.

The former coal tipple and preparation plant along US Route 44 at Stirrat caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

The old tipple, owned by Lexington Coal Company, is in the process of being demolished. The blaze was reported around 3 o'clock Tuesday.

Officials with the Main Island Creek Volunteer Fire Department say the blaze may have ignited due to slag from a cutting torch used in the demolition.

Firefighters extinguished the flames by 6:30 p.m.

Main Island Creek was assisted by the City of Logan Fire Department. Cora, Henlawson and Verdunville Fire Departments were enroute with tanker support but were canceled since the fire was under control.

There were no injuries.

PHOTO | Main Island Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.



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