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Dunn Paper mill back in operation after fire

TOWN OF GOUVERNEUR, New York (From news reports) - A St. Lawrence County paper mill is back in operation after a fire.

Firefighters were called to Dunn Paper in the town of Gouverneur shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, March 6.

According to the company's mill manager, paper dust ignited, causing a minor fire. He said it's a common occurrence in the papermaking industry.

The Gouverneur Fire Department wrote on its Facebook page that fire was showing from the roof and that volunteers moved quickly to slow the flames from spreading.

The mill manager said approximately 14 employees had been working when the fire broke out. There were no injuries.

He said the blaze caused minimal damage and the mill was back in operation at 5 a.m. Monday.

The mill employs 90 people and manufactures napkins and tissue used in medical settings.

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