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Minor fire at New River Hardwoods

The First District Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21. The call was made in reference to a large amount of smoke seen billowing out of a building at the New River Hardwoods Lumber Yard. The report didn’t cause immediate alarm, as it is common to get reports about that facility. The dry kiln process New River Hardwoods uses can often product a lot of steam. However, when responders from the 1st District VFD arrived at the scene, there was both smoke and fire present.
The volunteer firefighters immediately went to work to extinguish the fire, which is believed to have been electrical in origin. It took workers about six hours to extinguish the blaze and overall, the fire damaged about 25% of the building.
Fire Chief Kevin Colson would like to thank the members of the First District Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Second District Fire Department, the Johnson County Rescue Squad, the Red Cross for providing water to the firefighters and the Mountain City Fire Department.
Nobody was harmed in the fire and thanks to the quick action of first responders, the building is likely salvageable.