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    Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly
    Local media crews reporting multiple fire departments responding to Lordstown complex.
    January 4, 2013

    According to local affiliate coverage in the Lordstown, Ohio area, multiple fire crews have been dispatched to General Motors' Lordstown assembly plant. No details are known at this time, other than that police scanners have reported a structural fire at around 9:00 PM local time.

    The plant has been on holiday shutdown since prior to Christmas.

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    A dispatcher at the Lordstown police department said several people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

    Sources said the fire is in the final line area of the plant. The plant is still closed for the holidays, but there are maintenance workers at the plant.
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    Re: Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    I hope everyone is ok.

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    Re: Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    UPDATE: Cause of fire at GM Lordstown determined
    January 4, 2013

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Lordstown fire officials believe they know what caused Thursday afternoon's fire at the General Motors Lordstown plant.

    The fire broke out around 2:15 p.m. in the paint shop area.

    Officials say a private contractor using a diesel- powered pressure washer routed the hot diesel exhaust to an unused paint booth, igniting fumes from left over paint.

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    It will be reopen Sunday night.

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    Re: Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    The plant has been on holiday shutdown since prior to Christmas.
    I hope that means nobody was there except security and maybe maintenance reducing the chance of injury

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    Re: Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Quote Originally Posted by PositiveAboutGM View Post
    UPDATE: Cause of fire at GM Lordstown determined
    January 4, 2013

    LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Lordstown fire officials believe they know what caused Thursday afternoon's fire at the General Motors Lordstown plant.

    The fire broke out around 2:15 p.m. in the paint shop area.
    I've been listening to the live police scanner feed there...2:15 makes zero sense. The affiliates need to check their facts.
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    Re: Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    I've been listening to the live police scanner feed there...2:15 makes zero sense. The affiliates need to check their facts.
    I'm just posting what they reported.
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    Re: Breaking: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Quote Originally Posted by PositiveAboutGM View Post
    Officials say a private contractor using a diesel- powered pressure washer routed the hot diesel exhaust to an unused paint booth, igniting fumes from left over paint.
    If that is the case.... what an idiot.
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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Does this mean that Diesel Smoke Gray will now be a color option for the Cruze....

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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Quote Originally Posted by 69project View Post
    Does this mean that Diesel Smoke Gray will now be a color option for the Cruze....
    flame red?

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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Inferno Orange?

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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Just what we needed, even more color constraints.... People already complain here about all the white-grey-black selections.

    Can you even imagine the liability claim for these repairs? Even if the contractor had liability insurance, his maximum may not cover it.

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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Diesel exhaust seems like one of the last things you'd want being pumped into a paint booth. Aren't they basically clean rooms these days?
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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    Quote Originally Posted by Quixote88 View Post
    Inferno Orange?
    How about Carbon Black?


    Reminds of the time, we hired "Three Stooges" to do some painting at the Ford Dealership, they were cleaning the oil-based paint out of the brushes in the bathroom sink, with paint thinner smoking cigarettes.


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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    This means I can get my Cruze in smoky haze colors now?

    Anyways, the contractor was probably getting the job done fast, and didn't take any safety pre-cautions.

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    Re: Fire Crews Called to GM Lordstown Assembly

    I'm sitting in my chair crying at all of you guys and these paint color jokes!!!
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