Fire at Lucart's tissue paper mill in Porcari, Italy, destroys part of recovered paper inventory, leads to halt in papermaking for a few hours; paper machines were not damaged, but estimated 3,000 tonnes of recovered paper burned

LOS ANGELES , May 14, 2014 () – Lucart SPA’s tissue paper mill in Porcari, Italy, was hit by a fire on May 11, but the paper machines were not damaged, according to a company spokesperson, reported Euwid on May 14.

All three paper machines were shut down for a few hours as a precaution, said a union spokesperson. One paper machine resumed operation that evening, while the other two restarted the next morning.

The blaze started in the mill’s warehouse, and a portion of the recovered paper stored there was destroyed, according to ARPAT, the Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region, Euwid reported.

The Italy-based company, which is part of the Lucart Group and owns five mills, could not say how much of the recovered paper was burned, but the fire service estimated it at about 3,000 tonnes.

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