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Structure fire reported at Inland Empire Paper Company

Spokane Valley firefighters responded to a possible structure fire at the Inland Empire Paper Company Wednesday afternoon.

The department tweeted they were headed to the location shortly after 2:30 p.m. A total of 11 units responded, according to the department’s website.

KHQ reported light smoke was coming from a building that houses recycled paper, which started when two large bales began smoldering.

Fire crews pulled the bales out and soaked them with water.

Inland Empire Paper Company is owned by the Cowles Company, which publishes the Spokesman-Review.


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