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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:55 PM

 

Structure Fire, Possible Explosion at Ambriar Shopping Center

Source: WSET

Amherst, VA - Amherst County dispatch confirms a major structure fire at the Ambriar Shopping Center Monday Night.

A large number of fire crews are responding to the scene.

Witnesses are telling us they felt and heard an explosion and see flames in the area.

ABC 13 News has a crew on the scene and will bring you more updates as soon as we can.

Read more: http://www.wset.com/story/20367581/amherst-dispatch-structure-fire-at-the-ambriar-shopping-center?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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rocktivity Dec 2012 #1
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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:37 PM

1. A "structure" fire? That's an odd way of putting it

Does that mean the shopping center was under construction?


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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:46 PM

2. It's a term of art in firefighting

It means that the building ("structure") was ablaze, not just a trash pile or vehicle or barbeque pit. In firespeak it basically means "this is not an illusion or false alarm, the damn building is going up."

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