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Flaming Pallets Cost NY Manufacturer $4 Million

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 4:17am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say damage from a fire that destroyed a wood pallet company's warehouse in western New York's largest city will exceed $4 million.

The fire Thursday morning leveled the warehouse at the Superior Pallets Inc. property in Buffalo. About 100 firefighters battled the blaze after it broke out at around 4 a.m. in the vacant building.

Fire officials say the fire was fueled by wooden and plastic pallets as well as propane tanks stored in the building.

It took several hours to get the fire under control. Firefighters remained at the scene into Thursday night.

Fire Commissioner Garnell W. Whitfield Jr. said there are no early indications of foul play.

Five firefighters suffered minor injuries.

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