'Richmond Times-Dispatch' Gets Editions Out After Press Fire

By: E&P Staff A three-alarm fire that broke out in the Hanover County printing facility of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch on Saturday delayed delivery of the Sunday paper by about two hours.

The Media General-owned paper arranged for its sister publication in North Carolina, the Winston-Salem Journal, to print the Sunday classified section. The Washington Post's Springfield, Va., plant printed the news section.

For the Monday edition, the Winston-Salem Journal handled the Times-Dispatch's Flair and Metro sections while the Post printed the paper's live news sections.

The fire broke out on Saturday shortly after noon when the paper was printing its Sunday classified section. Only one of the Times-Dispatch's three presses was damaged. The other two presses could be running today, Thomas Silvestri, president and publisher of the Times-Dispatch, told his paper.

Silvestri estimates the fire caused about $10 million in damages.


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