Freezer fire in sweltering heat leads firefighters to call for more crews

Posted Saturday, Jul. 13, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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During the triple digit temperatures Saturday, a freezer caught fire at a food services company in northeast Fort Worth off of Texas 121.

Because of extreme heat, Fort Worth firefighters called for additional relief crews that totaled 14 fire apparatus and seven support vehicles, said Carol Jones, fire department spokesperson.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the department got the call from an employee at MBM Customized Food Services, 7301 Trinity Blvd., who said there was a fire in the freezer.

The freezer, located on the roof of the building, caused the fire to spread to the roof and smoke to fill the building.

Jones said there were no reports of injury and the incident remains under investigation.

Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1

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