Marcal Paper Mill fire cost nearly $185K to fight

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ELMWOOD PARK -

The massive fire that destroyed the iconic Marcal Paper Mill in January cost Elmwood Park over $100,000 to fight, officials say.

While officials do expect insurance to cover it, The Record reports that fixing and replacing equipment after the fire cost more than $92,00.

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Meanwhile, the borough spent almost $85,000 paying first responders. And nearly $7,000 went toward feeding the personnel fighting the fire round-the-clock in frigid temperatures.

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