, SP Newsprint: The fire was quickly put out the majority of it is smoldering right now.We're taking it out of the warehouse and getting it to the outside and then we have a massive clean-up project that well have to do and determine what we need to do as a company to dispose of it.THE FIRE DESTROYED 84-HUNDRED TONS OF RECYCLED PAPER... AT A COST OF A MILLION DOLLARS.ON SATURDAY...IT WAS A BIT LIKE DEJA VU.AROUND TWO A-M... FIRE STRUCK THE PLANT *AGAIN*.Pete Labella
, SP Newsprint: "It was flaming up and it was burning."THIS TIME... FIRE RUINED EVEN MORE RECYCLED PAPER... 91-HUNDRED TONS WORTH.Pete Labella
, SP Newsprint: "We had to take the siding off the building, and then we had to have that equipment go in there and start taking that paper from inside the building, putting out in our yards because it will take, oh, probably a couple of days for this paper to burn out because the newspapers are balled up and compacted pretty heavy, and it takes quite a while for it to burn out, so it will smolder for a while."
NO WORD YET ON WHAT STARTED THIS FIRE.PETE LABELLA WITH S-P NEWSPRINT SAYS...
THE PLANT DIDN'T HAVE TO SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF THE FIRE.
IT WILL CONTINUE IT'S SEVEN-DAY A WEEK... 24-HOUR OPERATION.
THE PLANT RECYCLES OLD NEWSPAPERS INTO PULP...AND THEN INTO NEW NEWSPRINT.
TWO ACCIDENTAL FIRES IN MACON LEFT SOME PEOPLE IN CENTRAL GEORGIA HOMELESS.
THE FIRST ONE HAPPENED IN THE TWO THOUSAND BLOCK OF MILLERFIELD ROAD IN MACON LAST NIGHT.
RUSSELL WORSHAM..DISTRICT CHIEF WITH THE MACON- BIBB FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS..THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION SHOWS THE FIRE STARTED BECAUSE OF AN ELECTRICAL SHORT IN A CORD INSIDE THE HOUSE.
WOSHAM SAYS THAT FIRE WAS RULED ACCIDENTAL
A CHILD PLAYING WITH A LIGHTER IS TO BLAME FOR ANOTHER FIRE IN MACON
CHIEF WORSHAM SAYS THIS ONE HAPPENED AT A SECOND STREET HOME FRIDAY NIGHT.
A WOMAN AND SEVEN CHILDREN WERE HOME AT THE TIME...BUT THEY ALL GOT OUT O-K.
CHIEF WORSHAM SAYS ONE OF THE CHILDREN SET A MATTRESS ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.
THE FIRE GUTTED THE BEDROOM...AND SMOKE DAMAGED THE REST OF THE HOME.
THIS FIRE WAS ALSO RULED ACCIDENTAL.
AN ACCIDENT IN BIBB COUNTY KILLED ONE TEENAGER AND LEFT HIS
BROTHER IN THE HOSPITAL.