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Close Call at Red Shield 

The fire broke out in the chip plant at Red Shield. Crews got the call around three p.m. Smoke was coming out of the third floor of the plant and had spread to the second floor.

Fire fighters had extinguished the fire in about an hour. Lieutenant Chuck Stitham of the Old Town fire department says there was some damage to machines, which will take a few days to repair.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, but fire officials believe it’s related to an electrical problem.

There were no injuries reported.