Fire Doused at International Paper Facility in Virginia

April 10, 2019

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Fire Doused at International Paper Facility in Virginia
A view of the International Paper facility in Lynchburg, VA. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Workers evacuated the International Paper facility in Lynchburg, VA on Tuesday evening after a fire broke out in paper production equipment at the site, local news organizations reported. 

Crews were called to International Paper’s corrugated box plant on Mayflower Drive at about 8 p.m. The flames in the paper lines were extinguished in under 30 minutes, according to coverage by television news station WDBJ. 

The plant sustained some damages due to smoke and flames, Lynchburg Fire Battalion Chief Kenny Turner told the Lynchburg News & Advance. No injuries were logged during the incident. 

International Paper’s Manufacturing Manager for the Lynchburg Plant, Louie Parcher, said in an interview with the newspaper that the fire was limited to the piece of equipment. The company official said work is underway to assess the damages to the facility. 

Local fire officials have opened an investigation into the blaze’s cause. 

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