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Fire damages sawmill

July 29, 2005

Cecil, Ga. - A south Georgia sawmill was heavily damaged by an early morning fire.  The fire started around 4:00 this morning in a saw dust shelter at Guthrie Lumber Company in Cecil.  A saw mill, several pieces of heavy machinery equipment, and a large amount of lumber was destroyed.  Firefighters aren't sure what caused the fire.  It took them about an hour and a half to get the fire under control, and they'll be watching the area all day for hot spots. The company won't be able to manufacture any lumber for about a week, but managers tell us their sales and shipping departments will remain open until they can rebuild.