Faulty equipment blamed for fire at Ingleside Compost Facility in High Point

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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.

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