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Fire at Ethan Allen furniture factory

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ORLEANS, Vt. -

Fire crews moved quickly to stop a fire at the Ethan Allen furniture plant in Orleans Tuesday night.

Firefighters say it looks like a motor burned out and sparked a fire in the boiler room. Then, the flames spread into a silo filled with highly flammable sawdust.

"We got the fire contained in the boiler room area, right now they're concentrating on getting the dust silo cleaned out. The only way to put that fire out is to empty the silo. We're in the early stages of doing that, removing material, getting it soaked down," Orleans Assistant Fire Chief Scott Burdick said.

No one was hurt. No word yet on a total price tag for damage.

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