Thursday, April 20, 2000

Franklin warehouse fire second in 7 months




BY David Eck
Enquirer Contributor

        FRANKLIN — Firefighters are crediting a sprinkler system with controlling a warehouse fire at Franklin Boxboard.

        There were no injuries, but the fire caused about $20,000 damage to the paper plant on Sixth Street. Crews were called shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

        “The sprinklers held most of it,” Franklin Firefighter Mike Perry said. “It would have been a lot worse if it hadn't been for them.”

        Seven Warren County departments spent more than four hours at the plant fighting the smoldering fire, which started in the middle of a large group of paper bales in the warehouse, Firefighter Perry said.

        The fire remains under investigation, but may have been caused by exhaust from a fork lift, he said. It is not considered suspicious.

       

        A September fire at the plant caused $270,000 in damage and was deliberately set, officials said. No one has been arrested.

       



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