Fire at Georgia-Pacific panel plant reported still hot

Photo By WRDW-TV

THOMSON, Ga. -- Fire crews were reported to be still on the scene of a fire at Georgia-Pacific in Thomson a day after the blaze started.

WRDW-TV in Augusta reported early Thursday there was still a heavy amount of smoke in the air more than 12 hours after the fire initially broke out.

Employees were showing up for work Thursday morning not knowing what was happening, according to people on the scene.

A firefighter reported by WRDW-TV to be transported to the hospital has been released. At one time, more than a dozen local agencies were assisting Thomson with the fire.

Fire crews reported that they could not get the fire under control and were are running low on water. According to WRDW-TV, there was so much destruction, the only real option is to let the plant fire burn itself out. See


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