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Press fire causes employees to evacuate Quad/Graphics

June 12, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A press fire early Friday at Quad/Graphics near Martinsburg forced employees to evacuate the plant, fire and company officials said.

No one was injured, and the fire was contained to the press and extinguished by the building's water and carbon dioxide suppression systems, company spokeswoman Claire Ho said.

The cause of the fire, which happened shortly before 1 a.m., remains under investigation, Ho said.

Printing operations had resumed Friday, and deadlines for customers continued to be met as the cleanup of water, smoke and soot was ongoing, Ho said.

Area firefighters who responded to the plant off Caperton Boulevard made sure the fire was extinguished, helped vent the building and accounted for all of the employees who were evacuated, Ho said.

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