Fire in paper machines and in roof at Huhtamaki paper products plant draws huge response

Firefighters from Waterville reach the roof of the Huhtamaki mill in Waterville and Fairfield to fight a fire that drew several departments Tuesday evening. Morning Sentinel photo by David Leaming

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Firefighters from about 15 communities were working late into Tuesday night at the Huhtamaki paper products plant on the Waterville-Fairfield line, where a large fire was burning in the paper machines below the roof, according to Waterville fire Chief Shawn Esler.

When firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire, reported at 5:26 p.m. on College Avenue in Waterville and Main Street in Fairfield, flames were showing from the roof of the long two-story building, which was being evacuated.

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Source: Morning Sentinel

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