WEDNESDAY NEWS - 4/12/19 - AS HEARD ON THE MAVERICK MORNING SHOW
In light of this week’s explosion in Durham, I reached out to Daniel Shoffner with the Burlington Fire Department yesterday, and asked him what kind of calls they get for gas leaks. Just to give it some context, he listed back to 2016, when there were 34. In 2017: 42 calls, in 2018 63 calls. So far this year, 19. Now, I’m assuming that increase is because of the increasing construction going on in and around Burlington. And of course, that’s just Burlington…it does not include all the other fire departments in Alamance County.
And we’ve been talking about this for a while now…If you’ve been holding on to your hazardous waste, waiting for the next recycling day for that…it’s coming up tomorrow, April 13th.That’s left over paint thinner, household cleaners, solvents, brake fluid, antifreeze, used motor oil, pesticides, lead based and electronic batteries and such. Again that’s tomorrow at the Burlington Fire Training Center in Haw River.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend…there’s plenty to choose from in Alamance County. At Holly Hill Mall it’s the annual Maker’s Faire, where you can see rockets, steam punk stuff, folks making and showing off some cool things, and showing you how to do the same. If you’ve always wanted to see what it’s like to invent something, create something wild or just pretty. This is for you. Maker’s Faire at Holly Hill Mall tomorrow.