Georgia-Pacific fire still burning into Thursday morning

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Fire crews are still on the scene of a fire at Georgia-Pacific in Thomson that started Wednesday afternoon.

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Our crew in Thomson says there's still a heavy amount of smoke in the air more than 12 hours after the fire initially broke out.

Employees are showing up for work Thursday morning wondering what's going on, according to people on the scene.

A Georgia-Pacific official tells us employees should not be showing up for work unless they were asked to come in and help monitor things as the fire still burns.

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About 20-25 employees were at the site Wednesday when the building caught fire.

Currently, crews from McDuffie County, Oconee County, and Covington are on the scene early Thursday.

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