Massive fire at International Paper Saturday night

March 15, 2020–10:30 a.m.


Rome Firefighters responded to a large fire at International Paper in Coosa Saturday night.

According to Rome Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning, the call came in at around 10:30 p.m.

There was one employee with smoke inhalation, but is okay.

There were no other injuries.

Chewning said the fire occurred near the paper machines and the damage is extensive.

She said her office will be working with International Paper during the investigation and it could take a while to determine the cause of the fire.

Firefighters were on the scene until the early morning hours on Sunday.

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