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South Albany warehouse burns

Here is the fire in its later stages. Here is the fire in its later stages.
Here is an overhead view of the warehouse before the fire reached its peak. Here is an overhead view of the warehouse before the fire reached its peak.

June 2, 2005

Albany-- A large Flint River Services warehouse at 1303 West Oakridge Drive, west of Bobs Candies and the M&M Mars plant burned this morning. The warehouse contained recycled paper.

The fire call came in about 9:20AM. Paper products are stacked from floor to ceiling, fueling the fire. Several off-duty firefighters came to assist the fire crews on the scene.

There were about 20 employees in the entire warehouse complex when the fire started. No one is sure what sparked the blaze, but when it was spotted, several employees fought it with several fire extinguishers.

Employees quickly decided that they were fighting a losing battle and evacuated, without any injuries.

The warehouse covers three-quarters of a million square feet. Flint River Service owned by Lem Griffin, was established in 1992.

Firefighters were putting out smoldering paper and hot spots as late as 12:35PM Thursday.

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