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Crews Battle 3-Alarm Fire At Oxford Wood Company

OXFORD (CBS) – A massive fire at an Oxford wood refurbishing company triggered concerns about air quality Wednesday night.

The fire started at The Jarmak Company on Old Webster Rd. at about 6:00 p.m.

"Upon my arrival the fire was actually through the roof," said Oxford Fire Chief Sheri Bemis. "We had multiple explosions going on; we haven't confirmed or figured out what caused that."

The fire quickly spread. Chief Bemis says firefighters were pulled back because the walls started to collapse on the structure.

The former tenant of the building was a plastics company, so firefighters were concerned about the presence of chemicals. Late Wednesday firefighters said the air quality in the area was normal.

No one was inside, and no injuries have been reported.

Investigators say the cause of the fire is unknown.

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