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Firefighters Handle Blaze At Sanford Quarry

Posted March 22, 2005 4:26 a.m. EST

— Plumes of smoke and a dozen emergency vehicles surrounded a Sanford quarry Tuesday.

A representative told WRAL that workers at the Lemon Springs quarry in Lee County were repairing the processing plant when sparks from a blowtorch set a conveyor belt on fire.

Although the fire damaged property, no one was hurt.

The quarry is owned by Martin Marietta -- one of the country's largest producers of stone, sand and gravel.