Ruptured steam line draws fire call

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2012

SALISBURY — What appeared to be white smoke coming from the side of the former Thermoid building this morning on South Main Street was found to be a ruptured steam line, investigators said.
Emergency crews closed the 1800 block of South Main Street temporarily while fire units entered the building and quickly found the source.
Salisbury Fire Battalion Chief David Morris said the steam “gave the impression of something much worse.”
“They got the lines in place and prepared to make an interior advancement on it,” Morris said. “Further investigation revealed it to be a steam line.”
Investigators were working with the building’s technicians to correct the issue Tuesday morning.