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July 29, 2005

Cecil - An early morning fire causes heavy damage at a South Georgia lumber company.

Firefighters were called to Guthrie Lumber Company in Cecil around 4:00 Friday morning. They think the fire started in a saw dust shelter but they aren't sure what caused it.

A saw mill, several pieces of heavy machinery equipment, and a large amount of lumber were destroyed. It took firefighters about an hour and a half to get their fire under control.

"We had about 25 firefighters out here fighting it, and three different fire departments," said Chief Al Nix.

No one was at the lumber company when it caught fire.

The business won't be able to manufacture lumber for about a week, but their sales and shipping department will remain open.

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