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(WTVM) -

If the sudden destruction of an old textile mill sounds familiar, it should.

 Believe it or not, 4 textile plants in this area have gone up in flames in a little over 7 years.

 First was the Jordan Mill in Columbus, which burned in October of 2005. Two people were eventually convicted of arson, and ordered to serve time and pay restitution.

Next came the Bibb Mill fire in October of 2008, also in Columbus. Investigators are still trying to determine what started that fire.

Just over a year ago, in November of 2011, Columbus experienced its third major mill fire. Two men were seen near the Swift Textiles plant on 5th Avenue just before it was consumed by flames.

Now the old West Point Stevens plant in Opelika has been destroyed, The common thread in all four is that no one was hurt.

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