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Firefighters respond to blaze at former General Mills plant

By John Bays/News-Sentinel Staff Writer

At 5:28 p.m., the Lodi Fire Department received a call about a fire at the former General Mills building on Turner Road, according to Deputy Chief Gene Stoddard.

Engines arrived to fine a trailer completely engulfed in flames, although Stoddard said the fire did not extend into the building.

“I was just chilling in my backyard when I heard this big boom, so I went inside to tell my roommates,” said James Courtnier, who lives one block away from the fire. “I felt the concussion from my backyard, and when I came out to check I saw gray smoke.”

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