| Clif Knight

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Fire shuts down Sonoco

Published 10:07am Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A fire in one of the silos at Sonoco Product company’s wood reels plant in Hartselle caused substantial damage in the C&C Department Tuesday morning and forced a temporary shutdown in that part of the plant.

Fire Steve Steve Shelton said his department responded to a 911 call at about 8:15 a.m. and was able to confine the fire to a small operating area in the plant.

A company employee said he expected the department to be down for a couple of days while electricity are being restored.

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