Another fire at Verso mill

Another fire at Verso mill Click to Enlarge Photo: Tony Abfalter, KNSI

Aug 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm

SARTELL, Minn. (KNSI)  Multiple fire departments have responded to a fire at the shuttered Verso paper mill in Sartell.

The fire began around eight o'clock Wednesday evening. A plume of smoke could be seen for miles.

The mill closed after a fatal explosion and fire in 2012. It was purchased by American Iron & Metal and has been in the process of being demolished.

Crews responded from St. Cloud, Waite Park, St. Stephen, Rice and St. Joseph to put out the flames. Fire department water tankers frequently left and returned to the site.

It's unclear what caused the fire.

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