Firefighters extinguish fire at asphalt plant near Lafayette airport

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Firefighters have extinguished a fire that happened at an asphalt plant when a piece of equipment malfunctioned.

The fire happened on the property of the Coastal Bridge Company, which is located just south of the Lafayette Regional Airport.

Fire department spokesperson Alton Trahan said firefighters had the fire extinguished within 25 minutes.

No buildings were damaged by the fire but some machinery did catch on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Trahan said the fire started when the burner on a piece of mechanical equipment malfunctioned and caught on fire.

An employee saw the fire and immediately called 911.

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