Norfolk Fire Division responds to forklift fire

July 31, 2018

NORFOLK - A forklift caught fire inside a building Monday morning at 3305 South Grandview Road in Norfolk.

According to Norfolk Fire Division Lieutenant Travis Reich first arriving units saw light smoke coming from the south end of the building and saw the forklift on fire in the south doorway.

It took approximately 12 firefighters and 4 rigs about 5 minutes to control the fire and another 45 minutes to overhaul the structure.

Fire Marshal Terry Zweibel determined the fire to be caused by mechanical damage to the forklift.

It was considered a total loss and the building sustained approximately $1,000 in damage.

The Norfolk Fire Division was assisted by the Stanton County Sheriff’s office.

There were no firefighters or civilians injured during the incident.

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