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09/08/03 - Longview

Investigation Into Plastics Fire Begins

The investigation into a fire at a Longview plastics plant is focussing on the business office.

Southwest Plastics off F.M. 1845 burned to the ground Sunday. Monday morning, much of the rubble was still smoldering. Heavy machinery was brought in to help clear debris and search for clues.

Longview Fire Investigator Mark Moore says the amount of damage and the size of the plant are slowing the investigation. "I don't know how long it's going to take. We'll bring in metallurgists to designate fire patterns and we'll go from there."

The plant's owner, John Thompson says the business was insured. He plans to rebuild.

Stephen Parr, reporting.

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