Fire burns 2 trucks at Pepsi bottling plant in Augusta

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 3:45 PM
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Firefighters responded to an Augusta bottling plant today after two tractor-trailers caught fire on the property.

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Two tractor-trailer cabs burned at the Pepsi plant on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Two tractor-trailer cabs burned at the Pepsi plant on Bobby Jones Expressway in Augusta.

According to Richmond County fire dispatch, units were called to the Pepsi plant, in the 500 block of Bobby Jones Expressway, shortly after noon.

Battalion Chief Chris Reid said a truck had returned from making its morning run when a fire started in the engine. The truck caught on fire, which spread to another truck. The fire appeared to be the result of a possible electrical short.

The building was evacuated as a precaution but no one was injured.

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rmwardsr
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rmwardsr 10/16/12 - 02:58 pm
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A new advertising

A new advertising slogan..,."Pepsi, too hot to handle"

SouthAugustan
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SouthAugustan 10/16/12 - 03:08 pm
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I didn't know

there was a Pepsi plant on Mike Padgett Highway, I thought it was on Bobby Jones Expressway.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 10/16/12 - 03:33 pm
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Pepsi fire

I believe that should be on the 5000 block of Mike Padgett Highway aka Highway 56 -

SouthAugustan
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SouthAugustan 10/16/12 - 03:45 pm
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WRDW is usually correct

and the are saying it was on Bobby Jones Expressway. I live off 56 and there is no Pepsi plant out there.

Grace422
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Grace422 10/16/12 - 03:49 pm
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It is located on Bobby Jones

It is located on Bobby Jones Expy.. Live close to it and saw it....

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