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Third sawmill fire strikes

 

Liz Wood

Gary Steele has the firehose ready as Nick Cary drills a hole in the pipe. The firefighters used the hose to flush sawdust and fire out of the pipe after extinguishing a fire further up the pipe.

Another blaze broke out at the Saratoga sawmill Friday afternoon, making it the second to occur in the past two weeks.

“It looked like some chips caught fire in a chute,” said Saratoga Fire Chief Randy Sikes who responded to the scene. “We have no idea how it started.”

The fire started in a chute used to transport chips from one area of the sawmill to the other, Sikes said.

Saratoga firefighters responded to the scene around 5 p.m. with three pump trucks and an equipment truck.

Saratoga firefighters could be seen on the roof of one of the buildings at the sawmill. Sikes said fire...



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