Temple fights two fires in car port and manufacturing plant - KXXV Central Texas News Now


Temple fights two fires in car port and manufacturing plant

TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) - Temple Firefighters fought two fires Saturday but a sprinkler system may have saved one of the buildings.

The first fire started around 8 a.m. Saturday morning, after a woman smelled a burning smell as she was driving her car home. When she parked in her carport, she stepped out to check and saw fire and smoke coming from under the front of the car. The car and car port had major fire damage and the attic had minor damages. 

Four crews responded and got the flames under control within 20 minutes. The fire caused $17,500 in damages and displaced the family of three, who are now living with relatives. The fire was ruled unintentional. 

Crews also responded to another fire Saturday afternoon at the Lock Joint Tube manufacturing plant in Temple. When crews got there they found employees had already evacuated the building. When they went inside, they found one fire sprinkler head flowing water close to machinery which had a small amount of fire underneath. 

Crews put out the flames and credit the fire sprinkler system with keeping the fire from spreading. This fire was ruled unintentional as well, and caused $5,000 in damages.
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