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Equipment Fire at Mercury Paper Plant

August 26, 2019
Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Representative image. Image courtesy of Pixabay

A blaze ignited in a machine in the processing area of the Mercury Paper plant in Strasburg, VA in the early hours of last Friday morning, according to a report by the Northern Virginia Daily.

Firefighters were called to the facility at about 3:40 a.m. after the fire started. Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue Service Assistant Shannon Walters told the newspaper that a sprinkler system in the plant doused the flames before crews were on scene. 

One person was treated at the plant for smoke inhalation. Northern Virginia Dailysaid crews left the scene by 5:30 p.m.

Mercury Paper’s facility in Strasburg produces bath tissue, paper towels, and facial tissue, information on the company’s website said. 

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