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Thermostat Apparently Malfunctions at Gold-Plating Facility; Fire, Evacuation Result Diamond Springs, CA, United States 1/2/2000- 9:00 AM -----

The fire at Celebrities, Incorporated apparently started because a thermostat controlling the temperature of a chemical tank malfunctioned early yesterday (1/2/2000) morning, causing the solution to overheat and ignite.

The fire burned for about an hour.

Because of the hazardous materials in the warehouse, fire officials evacuated about a dozen nearby homes and closed a nearby road for about a mile in each direction.

The three injured were firefighters who suffered respiratory aggravation while fighting the fire. They were treated and released from a nearby hospital.

Sources ( * indicates the original source) Source Details Media - Associated Press * 01-03-2000 0027PST html

-- Carl Jenkins (, January 06, 2000

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