Monroe County fire crews put out a fire at a sawmill on Old Macon Road Monday afternoon.
Lt. Shane Cook of the Monroe County Fire Department says it happened at Southern Forest Industries.
He said a piece machinery caught on fire and spread up a conveyor belt leading into the main sawmill building.
Firefighters kept the fire from spreading into the building, but some pieces of equipment were damaged.
There were no injuries.
Around 6:15, Cook said they were soaking down smoldering piles of wood chips to be sure they don’t ignite.
Those piles are 50 to 80 feet high.
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