Chad Hancock, the manager of F & W Forestry Service
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
People who work in the forestry service industry say it's hard to recover from a loss like the one in Hazlehurst Monday, where so much lumber was damaged.
Chad Hancock, the manager of F & W Forestry Service in Albany Says a fire like that could slow their production for a few weeks.
Hancock says despite spring rain, the dry summer heat we've had lately makes it easy for sawdust to ignite and start a fire.
"We felt very bad for them in the fact that they lost that investment in the materials that they won't be able to sell but that type of fire is a risk that we take in the forest products business whether it's a wildfire or at the facilities."
He says it could take six months to a year to replace storage facilities like the ones lost at the Thompson Hardwood Mill.