Blaze burned Laurel asphalt company, but no injuries reported.

December 5, 2013

A fire burned a conveyor belt and substances used to make asphalt Thursday night at a paving company in Laurel, Prince George’s Fire Department officials said.

Haz-mat firefighting units responded to Laurel Asphalt in the 5400 block of Van Dusen Road about 10:30 p.m., said Mark Brady, a fire department spokesman. No injuries were reported and the fire was not endangering any homes or other buildings, Brady said.

The fire burned inside a production building and firefighters deployed foam trucks to knock down the blaze, Brady said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation Thursday night.

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Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.
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