The fire is under control at the Georgetown County paper mill

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - The fire at the International Paper Company is under control, after three fire departments were called in to respond before midnight on Saturday.

According to the Georgetown County Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hucks, a conveyor belt at the paper mill stopped causing friction which resulted in a spark to ignite.

No one was hurt, and no word on the extent of possible damages at the plant.

Assistant Chief Hucks said a fire engine with a crew remains there on the scene to make sure everything remains all clear.

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