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.
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