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Thompson lumber fire has a ripple effect

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Chad Hancock, the manager of F & W Forestry Service Chad Hancock, the manager of F & W Forestry Service
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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.

 

 

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