Faulty equipment blamed for fire at Ingleside Compost Facility in High Point
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A leak in a hydraulic line caused a fire to ignite Wednesday evening at the Ingleside Compost Facility on Ingleside Drive.
Assistant High Point Fire Marshal Don Hinshaw confirms the fire started with a piece of equipment being used to mulch storm debris.
The hydraulic line on the equipment had a leak and when it came in contact with the warm machine, a fire ignited.
The piece of equipment, which cost $500,000 14 years ago, was totaled and cannot be salvaged.
The City of High Point has a second machine that will be used to mulch storm debris.