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Fire strikes commercial building in Benson

Posted May 7, 2009 7:24 a.m. EDT
Updated May 7, 2009 9:46 a.m. EDT

— Crews battled a commercial structure fire Thursday morning at Polymer Group Inc., 1203 Chicopee Road in Benson.

A lightning strike is believed to have caused the fire, which started around 6:30 a.m., according to a company spokesman.

The company, which employs about 300 people, makes engineered materials for the hygiene, wipes, medical and industrial markets, according to its Web site.

Company officials said they hope to reopen the facility later Thursday.