Fire at paper plant believed to have started in shredder

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PORTAGE, Mich. — The Portage Department of Public Safety is investigating after a fire at a plant which processes recycled paper.

It happened just after 10 p.m. Wednesday at J. Rettenmaier USA, 1615 Vanderbilt Avenue in Portage.

Firefighters say the fire started in a shredder on top of the building’s roof.

The fire did about $10,000 in damage and was under control in about 30 minutes.

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