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2-alarm fire destroys Md. sawmill

Thursday - 6/6/2013, 9:40pm  ET

HUGHESVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Fire officials say a two-alarm blaze destroyed a sawmill in Charles County.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal says the blaze was reported about 1:10 p.m. on Thursday at Goad Sawmill in Hughesville. Officials say employees were operating a piece of equipment when a large flame sprang from the motor.

Workers tried to put out the fire, but it spread and the building was evacuated.

More than 100 firefighters from four counties battled the blaze before getting it under control after two hours.

The sawmill was destroyed; three trailers were burned. Damage is estimated at more than $1 million.

No one was hurt.


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