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No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

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ASHEBORO N.C. – No one was injured after a reported commercial fire at the Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro earlier this week.

On January 29th, 2024, at 1:01 p.m. Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) was dispatched to a commercial fire at 200 McDowell Rd.

The first unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m., reporting nothing showing from the exterior of the building. A representative with the company told fire crews there was a fire in one of the machines at the plant.

Firefighters were able to locate and extinguish the fire and the incident was under control at 1:20 p.m.

All personnel from the plant had been evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department, and no injuries were reported.

In total, 8 AFRD apparatus with nineteen personnel, along with Randolph County Emergency Medical Services (RCEMS) responded to the incident.

The cause of the fire was ruled as unintentional, and damages were estimated to be $10,000.00.