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Fire damages New York paper’s printing plant

January 6, 2008

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— Firefighters battled a blaze at a Daily News printing facility and warehouse early Saturday.

The two-alarm fire was reported at 1:30 a.m. and put under control at 2:12 a.m. by about 65 firefighters, said Armando Roman, Jersey City's director of fire and emergency services.

Roman said the fire broke out in an area containing printing presses and part of the building was heavily damaged.

"It was a stubborn fire," Roman said, mainly because the oil-based ink used in the presses fueled the flames.

A spokeswoman for the Daily News, Jennifer Mauer, issued a statement describing the blaze as a "small mechanical fire." She said the blaze disrupted part of the newspaper's Saturday production but said the Sunday print run was expected to be normal.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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