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Fire Damage at Corinth Wood Pellet Plant Minimal 

Catherine Pegram

Damage to a wood pellet plant in Corinth was much less than originally estimated, after a fire there Monday night. Initial reports were that the fire destroyed some of the pellet making machines, at a cost of hundreds of thousand of dollars. But the C-E-O of Corinth Wood Pellets, George Soffron says only one piece of equipment was slightly damaged and it was fixed for about 15-hundred dollars.The plant was closed for scheduled maintenance when the fire started.Crews were able to keep it contained to one area of the facility.Soffron says the fire didn’t affect operations, either, and the facility was back open yesterday, as planned.