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Fire erupts at paper company
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Embers from an earlier fire reignited to state a new blaze that damaged a Turlock paper company’s building.

The Turlock City Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the roof of the Evergreen facility, formerly International Paper Co. The estimated damage was around $20,000.

The first fire started around 9 a.m. Friday at the paper company at 1500 W. Main Street. According to the fire department, the fire started in a printing machine and was extinguished by plant personnel.

Some embers were pushed up through a vent and after smoldering for a little under an hour, they reignited and spread to an open space in the roof.

All the employees were safely evacuated from the two-story building.

Four fire engines and 14 fire fighters responded to the scene. The fire was contained within 20 minutes.