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8:56 AM, Dec 1, 2013   |    comments
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ST. MARYS, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a structure caught fire Saturday at the site of the former Gilman Paper Company mill.

Officials with the St. Marys Fire Department told First Coast News the fire is now 100 percent contained, though there are some "hot spots" remaining.

Firefighters will keep a truck on scene overnight, officials said.

Lieutenant Shannon Brock with the St. Marys Police Department said his agency was called to the scene, located at 1 Marchi Drive, about 5:15 p.m.

When police arrived, firefighters were on scene, working to bring the flames under control, Brock said in a telephone interview.

"Somehow or another, it just caught fire," he said. "...It'll be on the ground before it's over."

Because the structure -- an old maintenance shed at the defunct mill -- is abandoned, there have been no reported injuries, Brock said.

There is no word yet on a cause.

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