Wednesday January 16th, 2019 5:52PM

Area firefighters extinguish fire at Mount Vernon Mills in Alto

By Rob Moore Reporter

BALDWIN — For the second time in a month, firefighters have extinguished a fire at Mount Vernon Mills in Alto.

The call was received early Wednesday.

“We were dispatched around 5:30 a.m. to a reported commercial structure fire,” according to Baldwin Fire Chief Joe Roy. “Upon arrival, we found smoke coming from the back of the building. There was fire in the air handler and tunnel of the building.”

Personnel from Baldwin, Cornelia, Habersham County, Banks County and Lee Arrendale State Prison fire departments responded.

Three work divisions were established to extinguish the fire, Roy said.

No injuries were reported, according to Roy. Firefighters remained on scene for about four hours.

“I would like to thank Mount Vernon Mills maintenance crews for helping with the situation at hand,” Roy said. “I would also like to thank each and every firefighter who responded and let them know another ‘job well done’.”

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Firefighters from seven area departments responded to a fire on the front side of the industry on Dec. 18.


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