Praise God for this tobacco smoke.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina-- A fire tore through R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s former downtown complex Thursday, collapsing two buildings, gutting a third and forcing the evacuation of a jail across the street.
The blaze gutted the building that company founder R.J. Reynolds built around 1890 as a factory to make plug chewing tobacco. The country's second-largest tobacco maker added cigarette factories before moving to the suburbs in the early 1980s.
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