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Fire erupts at tire plant in New Bedford

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By: Dee DeQuattro


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A fire at a tire recycling plant in New Bedford is under investigation.

Firefighters arrived at "F & B Rubberized" just after 4 a.m. after tires caught fire.

It took crews three hours to put out the flames.

No official word on the cause, however, the manager tells ABC 6 he believes it was intentionally set because he says tires need an accelerant to catch fire.

According to the manager three trailers of tires are a total loss. He estimated the damage to be between $20,000 and $30,000.

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