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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

3 alarm fire in Worcester paper factory

Worcester firefighters are battling a 3 alarm fire at the Rand-Whitney plant at 1 Agrand St. The fire is in a large commercial building that reportedly manufactures the center tubes for paper towel and toilet paper rolls. The fire is believed to have started in a piece of machinery. Rand Whitney is a subsidiary of the Kraft Group, owned by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

UPDATE 9:46PM All firefighters are being ordered to evacuate the plant. Companies are also reporting having trouble with the water supply.

UPDATE 10:14PM Firefighters have been making good headway against the fire and are now reporting the heavy fire is knocked down.

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