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State Fire Marshal's Office investigates warehouse fire still burning

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Fire investigators for the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office began their investigation into a warehouse fire still burning in Red River Parish. The fire started on Thursday at a recycled paper storage facility located on Highway 509 in Coushatta, LA.

Fire investigators say they will have to wait until the fire burns itself out before they can enter the building and examine the structure. Fire investigator for Northwest Louisiana, Ronnie Sellers tells KSLA News 12 that the building is not salvageable. Part of the building has collapsed due to the heat of the flames. Investigators tell us six employees working at the warehouse were not injured in the fire.

Officials from a paper mill company, expecting some of the recycled paper delivered to them, assessed the burning warehouse to determine how the fire will affect their business. As of now, Dunn, the company who owns the facility, has not commented about the incident.

"We'll be back out here on Monday to do a cause-and-origin, and try to figure out exactly where it started and maybe what started the fire," said Sellers. Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning says it could be weeks before they find an official cause of the fire.

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