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Fire Damages Wood Products Plant In Springfield

(Springfield, OR)  --  A wood-products plant in Springfield is heavily damaged following a fire that prompted an evacuation within a one-mile radius.  The fire was reported around 4:40 p.m. yesterday at the Swanson Group Manufacturing Plywood and Veneer facility on South F Street.  Witnesses reported hearing a loud explosion before the blaze started.  Residents of Creswell, about ten miles away, reported seeing smoke from the fire.

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