4 Million Golf Balls Destroyed in Fire

April 5, 2015

A fire that started at a sporting goods manufacturer and golf ball-recycling facility destroyed about 4 million golf balls and caused more than $2 million in damage Saturday.

Reports say the fire started at Mulligan International in Beloeil, Quebec, at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and the thick smoke caused a nearby highway to close for several hours.

The company, according to its website, recycles 27 million golf balls per year.

One employee suffered minor injuries.

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