New Milford Fire Will Slow Tissue Production as Flu Season Approaches

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A company official says a fire at a Kimberly-Clark mill in Connecticut will slow tissue production just as the cold and flu season approaches.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire at the New Milford plant Sunday.

Mill manager Dan Lachmann says the extent of damage is still not known, but he expects tissue production will slow.

He said the fire was caused when a spark from machinery during the rewind operation ignited a tissue roll. He says it happens occasionally and the company’s emergency response team typically extinguishes it.

He says the blaze this time was too big and firefighters had to be called.

Kimberly-Clark Corp., which makes Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers, is based in Dallas.
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Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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