P&G suffers small fire in expansion project

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Paper products manufacturer Procter & Gamble had a small fire Tuesday night at about 10:30 p.m., according to human relations manager Mike Jennewein: The plant is currently expanding to build a new paper machine that would boost the facility's towel and towel-making capacity by 80,000 tons a year. There are several buildings under construction as part of that expansion. The tallest one, a four-story building, had a small fire on the roof where tar material caught on fire. The building had no equipment inside or electric power. Workers were doing welding on the top of the building earlier that day, but Jennewein said he wasn't sure how the fire started. While P&G has its own fire brigade, this building is still technically owned by the construction company, which hasn't turned the building over to P&G, yet. So East County Fire District and Fruitland firefighters were called and the fire was put out some time later.

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