Cause remains uncertain in a fire that collapsed the roof of a linerboard mill in north Georgia Saturday night.
Firefighters dispatched about 10:30 p.m. found flames at the International Paper plant in Rome, Georgia. While sprinklers helped suppress the fire to an extent, plant machinery received extensive damage, fire officials report.
One employee was treated for smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported.
International Paper issued the following statement.
“We are grateful all of our team members and contractors are safe with no injuries reported. The fire department quickly responded and managed the fire last night. This is an ongoing investigation.”