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Goodyear rubber mixing center catches fire

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A fire broke out yesterday morning at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.´s Akron, Ohio, facility that mixes rubber for production of the company´s racing tires.

Sparks from a rubber mill´s electric motor started the blaze, which caused $50,000 worth of damage, according to a Goodyear spokesman.

Nobody was injured.

The fire "was under control within a half hour. Other than one (damaged) rubber mill, everything else was back up that day."

The mill is expected to be replaced soon.

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