Beaumont Fire Deapertment

A tank fire in an industrial complex on Highland Ave. was caused by a lightning strike Sunday, May 10. 

Around 11:45 a.m. Beaumont Fire dispatch received a call about the tank fire. When the fire units arrived they noticed that the fire was coming from a vent towards the top of the tank. After cooling it with water it was decided to allow the fire to burn itself out. After roughly an hour and 15 minutes the fire was declared under control. 

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Beaumont Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 110 S. 4th St. shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, to find a patch of wooded brush in the area fully engulfed in flames.

According to reports from the agency, when firefighters arrived, they found a pile of tires on fire inside of a vacant warehouse that was being torn down. A contractor company hired by Moore Supply to tear down an old building behind the business was apparently using a cutting torch and accidentally caught the pile of tires on fire, investigators contend.

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