Fire destroys 4 million golf balls

Golf ball fire
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A manufacturing plant containing some 4 million golf balls went up in flames Saturday.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, April 05, 2015 | 2:16 p.m.

Some four million golf balls went up in flames when the manufacturing plant of a Canadian company burned to the ground Saturday morning northeast of Montreal.

According to a report from the CBC, the fire started around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the golf ball recycling facility. All 20 or so employees inside the plant at the time were able to escape without serious injuries, but the thick, black smoke created by the burning plastic forced authorities to close a major highway in and out of the city for much of the day. 

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According to the CBC report, Mulligan International in Beloeil, Quebec, recycles 27 million balls a year. Damage to the plant was estimated at $2 million.