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Expensive fork lift catches fire at Lawton business

Lawton- A Lawton equipment rental company is counting its losses after an expensive fork lift went up in flames.

Firefighters got the call around 10 p.m. Thursday night. A 911 caller said the high rise fork lift was on fire outside United Rentals, formerly known as RSC, located at 24th and Lee Boulevard. We're told the machinery was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. They later determined workers had been doing maintenance on it earlier in the day and a battery short ignited some of its fluids after they went home for the night.

The fire department says the lift was likely destroyed. They've estimated the damage at $35,000.

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