West Chester business evacuated after tubing catches fire

West Chester Twp. firefighter’s turnout gear at Station 73 is not in an ideal location, close to fumes from the fire trucks and direct sunlight degrades the gear.

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West Chester Twp. firefighter’s turnout gear at Station 73 is not in an ideal location, close to fumes from the fire trucks and direct sunlight degrades the gear.

Employees at Magnum Piering in the southern portion of West Chester Twp. were briefly evacuated this morning after some oxygen tubing caught fire.

The fire was extinguished as soon as the oxygen was shut off, but the building was still evacuated as a precaution, according to township spokeswoman Barb Wilson.

The incident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. in 150 block of Circle Freeway Drive.

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