Mount Vernon Issues Statement About Fire

Mount Vernon in Trion issued a statement with encouraging news on last weekends fire in the weaving operation of the mill:
“There was no loss of life or serious injury but there was damage to the building and minor damage to our weaving equipment.  The most damage occurred in areas that are no longer utilized.
We were able to start-up operations at 10 o’clock Monday morning at a little more than 50% of capacity and will build to 100% over the next week or so.”
The statement concludes to customers:  “There may be a delay in some deliveries for a brief period.”
Anyone with information on the fire, which started at multiple points inside the building, should contact the Trion Police Department.

WQCH