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Cause of Kia supplier plant fire revealed

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Fire chief Melton Smith tells us the blaze on March 17 has been ruled to be an accident after an employee improperly disposed of hot scrap material.  (Source: Curtis McCloud) Fire chief Melton Smith tells us the blaze on March 17 has been ruled to be an accident after an employee improperly disposed of hot scrap material. (Source: Curtis McCloud)
WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) -

West Point Fire officials have revealed the cause of a major fire that happened at Daehan Solution on March 17.

Fire chief Melton Smith tells News Leader 9 the blaze has been ruled to be an accident after an employee improperly disposed of hot scrap material.  He explains the hot material was placed too close to highly combustible material, triggering the massive fire.

All Daehan employees are back at work while renovation continues on the damaged portion of the plant.

Daehan suppliers parts for the nearby Kia Plant in West Point. The $35 million supplier opened its doors in 2008. It provides more than 300 jobs to people in the surrounding community. The plant makes metal car parts that protect drivers from the engine and electrical wiring.  

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