Crews contain fire at SP Newsprint paper mill in Newberg, Oregon, that burned 250 bales of paper; cause under investigation, damage estimate not yet available

NEWBERG, Oregon , August 1, 2012 () – A three-alarm fire at a paper mill in Newberg, Ore., burned about 250 bales of paper and took 75 firefighters several hours to contain.

The Oregonian reports ( ) the fire started late Tuesday afternoon in a paper storage warehouse at SP Newsprint Co. in the community southwest of Portland.

Newberg Fire Department Battalion Chief Gert Zoutendijk says it was contained by about 8 p.m. One firefighter was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening, heat-related symptoms.

The cause is under investigation.

There was no immediate damage estimate.

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