Thermal imaging camera locates problem at Sonic

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Gravette fireman Spencer Gillming demonstrated the fire department's thermal imaging camara used to locate "hot spots" when a blaze is not visible.

Gravette fireman Spencer Gillming demonstrated the fire department's thermal imaging camara used to locate "hot spots" when a blaze is not visible.
Photo by Dodie Evans

GRAVETTE - Gravette Fire Department’s new Thermal Imaging Camera apparently located the cause of a smoke-like odor that resulted in two fire runs to the Gravette Sonic during the past week.

The department was dispatched to the Sonic Drive-in about 7:15 a.m. Thursday where the smokelike odor filled the building.

According to officer Charles Skaggs, it appeared to be caused by an overheated electrical circuit. After a search of the structure, including the upper portion of the building, the cause could not be determined.

During a second fire call Sunday morning, a “hot spot” was located at an electrical socket behind one of the cooking devices. No blaze was reported during either call. An electrical firm was at ...


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