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All workers safe after blaze in Great Dane's Statesboro plant
4 firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion
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Thick smoke billows out of the Great Dane plant on A.J. Riggs Road Thursday afternoon. - photo by EDDIE LEDBETTER/staff
A fire Thursday afternoon at Statesboro's Great Dane plant resulted in no major injuries, but four firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion as the blaze added to already steaming temperatures. About 100 cooling units in a staging area awaiting installation on refrigerated trucks were destroyed, said Great Dane marketing director David Grant. An employee noticed smoldering equipment in the area behind a building and alerted others to a possible fire, he said.
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