Fire Destroys Montesano Lumber Mill - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Fire Destroys Montesano Lumber Mill

 

MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) - A four-story lumber mill has been destroyed by a fire in Montesano.
KOMO News reports that blaze began late Saturday at Mary's River Lumber and quickly engulfed the entire structure.

Firefighters were only able to keep the blaze from spreading to other structures.

A security guard initially spotted the fire and called 911. But the blaze quickly spread to piles of wood chips, which fueled the flames. Within minutes, towering flames were pouring from the building.

No one was injured in the blaze. The mill employs about 100 people and is one of the main employers in the small town.

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