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Townsquare Media Stations Assessing Damage

Fire officials in Flint believe back-up generator caused fire that knocked out power

Personnel at Townsquare Media’s six stations in Flint, Mich., no doubt are breathing a (smoky) sigh of relief and assessing damage after this week’s fire.

The building that houses the six stations was running on a gas generator because of a power outage that hit Tuesday night; fire officials believe a gas leak caused a fire in the building early Wednesday morning. quoted fire officials as saying no one was hurt in the blaze, which knocked out power for the stations — one AM and five FM — for several hours.

Aaron McEachern, chief engineer at Townsquare Media’s Flint cluster, told the Flint Journal the fire department “did a good job of dousing the fire and keeping the equipment dry.”

The stations resumed broadcasting with a new generator, according to the Flint Journal.