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Monroe County crews battling downtown warehouse fire

Monroe County crews are battling a building fire on Adams St. behind the NAPA Auto Parts/David Domingue (WGXA)

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- Monroe County officials are battling a warehouse fire on Adams St. behind NAPA Auto Parts, the county's Emergency Management Agency director Matt Perry said.

Perry said there are plastics in the building and that the fire is currently smoldering.

Crews are expected to be on the scene for several hours, he added.

Forsyth fire chief David Herndon said they got the call around 8:13 p.m. The damage is located on side of the building and didn't cause a total loss to the business, he added.

The business is a yarn manufacturing facility, said owner Gil Scroube, who leases the building. He said it appears that it was mostly product and not equipment that had been damaged.

Scroube said he discovered the building was on fire while watching the news.

No one was in the building and there weren't any injuries, officials say. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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