Could anyone see the smoke.......

Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri May 01, 2015 8:34 pm

....from the burning "recycling center" in Columbus. I live in the north-western part of ross county and could see a large faint grey cloud drifting roughly east. The news puppets said it was paper an pallets burning but, anyone who has seen paper or wood burn should know better. My bet is a pile of tires caught fire, but maybe it was a huge pile of wonderful high sulphur, Ohio bituminous coal.
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Re: Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri May 01, 2015 9:58 pm

It was more than paper and pallets. The roof burnt on one of the large buildings: http://kfor.com/2015/05/01/firefighters ... t-company/

A friend of mine lives not far from there and asked me to look it up as he was on the way home in his tractor trailer.
SWPaDon
 
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Re: Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri May 01, 2015 10:02 pm

Yep, asphalt will do that.
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Re: Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat May 02, 2015 5:35 am

Yup...pallets burning out....burning out through the roof! Geepers..... I hope no one was hurt.
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Re: Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 03, 2015 8:08 am

Maybe one,er,two tires were involved ! :doh:
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Re: Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Sun May 03, 2015 8:13 am

Probably more than that as I'm sure there were lots of forklifts on site as well as other equipment for material handling.
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Re: Could anyone see the smoke.......

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 03, 2015 8:25 am

Toss in all the Hydraulics,Oil and assorted What-Nots that make up a massive operation. However,for a plume like that to keep going,I've got a funny feeling there's alot more to the story !

It comes to mind that in Operations like that,Plastics are usually shredded and containerized by class. Once you get bulk amounts of that material going,it would create the plume that was seen. Fully involve,it becomes a hard seat of the fire to extinguish......Those Boys down there really had their hands full ! :bang:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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