09/22/10 132 W - + 3 - 6 Cooper Kenworth Fire in Durham, 1995 ?


A reader inquires about an incident from November 16, 1995, and availability of photographs therein. The Cooper Kenworth Company in northeastern Durham County, a truck dealership and service center located on a service road beside Interstate 85. Numerous fire departments on scene, including Redwood, Parkwood, Durham Highway. Maybe ten or abouts, total.

Bahama firefighters made national news due a close call. Explosion blew crews out of a service bay, and Asst. Chief Len Needham emerged covered in flames. He suffered a badly burned ear. Damages exceeded $1 million. That's what we find searching the first paragraphs of stories on the Durham Herald web site. Google News gives bupkiss, however. We'll keep searching.

What do readers recall of this incident, both from news reports and firsthand experience? And does anyone have photos??





Stony Hill sent a tanker, but there are no pictures.
A.C. Rich - 09/22/10 - 23:48

I REMEBER THE CALL DURHAM HIGHWAY HAD A CREW INSIDE AND I REMEMBER A LOT OF PAINT CANS AND LP TANKS BLOWING OFF AROUND USE. THERE WERE ALL KINDS OF VEHICLES INSIDE. FORKLIFTS AND EVEN A GOLF CART. I DONT THINK I HAVE ANY PICS, BUT I WILL LOOK.
dhfd439 - 09/24/10 - 17:33



  
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