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Fire to close FPL Food several days

Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:52 AM
Last updated 7:02 PM
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FPL Food on New Savannah Road will be closed for about a week to repair damage from a fire early Thursday.

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Bianca Cain Johnson
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“We were very, very fortunate,” Vice President Lee Bonecutter said.

The facility at 1301 New Savannah Road processes beef products and employs about 500 people, according to the Augusta Economic Development Authority. No animals were injured in the fire.

Lt. Neal Brown, who investigated the blaze, said it appears electrical problems above the ceiling started the fire. Firefighters were called about 1 a.m. and spent more than five hours at the scene containing flames and putting out hots spots.

Although damage to the roof was minimal, officials said, much of the facility will be closed for about a week while repairs are made.

Maintenance employees should report at their regularly scheduled times. All other employees should call (706) 364-5063 for updates, company officials said.

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Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 03/27/14 - 06:14 pm
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Things that make you go

Things that make you go hmmmm... "“We were very, very fortunate,” Vice President Lee Bonecutter said."

The Vice-President of a meat packing company named Bonecutter? I feel certain this is not the first time this gentleman's name has raised an eyebrow....

On a more serious note, I'm glad no one was hurt in the fire.

Pops
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Pops 03/27/14 - 06:59 pm
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This may delay

the Five Guys Burgers Grand Opening......

Graymare
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Graymare 03/28/14 - 05:41 am
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That place stinks!

Wish they could do something about the noxious odors coming from that business. Smells like a hamburger and feces stew. Disgusting. Makes you want to speed through that area of Gordon Hwy.

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