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Fire at Spirit AeroSystems was debris

04/20/2012 10:42 AM

08/08/2014 10:09 AM

A pile of debris caught on fire at Spirit AeroSystems Thursday night.

The debris was old roofing left on top of one of the buildings. Normally, roofers throw the roofing off the building as they work, Spirit spokeswoman Debbie Gann said.

But because of the wind, they left it there temporarily. It was that debris that caught on fire, she said.

Someone at Spirit reported the fire at 8:48 p.m. It was brought under control by 9:30 p.m.

Roofers are still working across the site to fix the roofs damaged or torn off during Saturday night’s tornado, Gann said.

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