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Fire officials say oily rags caused fire in Nashua industrial building

May 28. 2015 9:22AM

NASHUA — An early morning fire inside an Industrial Park Drive building was caused by spontaneous combustion of oily rags, according to fire officials.

The single-alarm blaze, reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday, happened inside UniFirst Corp., 8 Industrial Park Drive, which is a uniform, maintenance and cleaning supply company.

Firefighters responding to a master fire box alarm, arrived to hear alarms sounding and to find a smoke-filled building and sprinklers operating. The fire was located in three bins filled with tightly packed oily rags.

The blaze was held in check by the sprinklers, although firefighters stretched one hose to completely extinguish the fire.

Pressure fans were brought in to air out the building.

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