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Major Damage, But No Injuries in Asphalt Plant Fire

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FAYETTEVILLE — An asphalt plant fire in CumberlandCount caused thousands of dollars in damage. The blaze startedat about 6 a.m. Thursday at McDiarmid Paving Company.

Workers using a propane torch to work on a pump started the fire at thefamily-run company that's been in business for 37 years. No one was hurt,but damages are estimated at $40,000.

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