Fire at Pallet Company Destroys Building

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AKRON, Ohio — A fire at Tri-County Pallet & Mulch, Inc. is out, but it destroyed the building, according to fire officials.

The Akron Fire Department said the fire broke out shortly after 5 a.m. at the business on Flora Avenue.

Fire officials said they were still on scene Friday afternoon putting out hot spots.

They said the fire was caused by a malfunctioning machine inside the building.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries.

Windy weather hampered their efforts to put out the fire.

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