Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

50 Firefighters from 13 Departments Battle Blaze at Wood Mill in Braxton

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

50 Firefighters from 13 Departments Battle Blaze at Wood Mill in Braxton

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HEATERS - A fire in the upper level of the Weyerhaeuser wood mill in Heaters, near Flatwoods in Braxton County, caused substantial damage to the building Tuesday and sent one contractor to an area hospital for minor injuries, according to a Braxton County dispatcher. About 50 members of three fire departments from Sutton, Flatwoods and Frametown were on hand to combat the fire. The fire started in the dryer units in the upper level of the building and was contained to that area, the dispatcher said.

The fire began before noon and firefighters arrived on the scene shortly afterward, said Weyerhaeuser public affairs manager Nancy Thompson.

All employees were evacuated from the building. The contractor was treated for injuries caused by smoke inhalation and has been released from the hospital. …

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