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Pa. fire companies battle 2-alarm fire at paper plant

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire at International Paper in Hazelton

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By Amanda Christman
Standard-Speaker

HAZLETON, Pa. — Employees evacuated International Paper in Humboldt Industrial Park when a fire alarm sounded Wednesday.

Everyone made it out safe, according to an unnamed employee.

Multiple fire companies joined Hazle Twp. Fire and Rescue to battle the fire, which resulted in calls to Luzerne County 911 just before 1 p.m.

The business is at 533 Forest Road.

Employees gathered in the parking lot when fire companies arrived assembling near the rear of the building.

Firefighters are actively handling the fire. No further details were available.

No injuries were reported. The fire was extinguished shortly after firefighters arrival.

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