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Fire Damages Industrial Building in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN - A two-alarm fire damaged a plant yesterday in an industrial area near the Memphis International Airport.

All 25 employees inside the Lawrence Tile and Marble Company got out safely.

The company was receiving a shipment of resin when some of the fluid leaked from the delivery hose and caught fire, apparently from the building's heat and air system.

Several fire department units responded to the scene, where a strong chemical order was evident.  Police closed down streets near the scene.

Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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