Fire blazes over night at Corinth wood pellet factory

The Corinth Wood Pellets manufacturing facility in Corinth, Mississippi caught fire on Wednesday evening. Over 20 fire departments were controlling the fire that broke out.

The fire began at around 6pm in the manufacturing part of the mill. The blaze was described by the dispatcher as a large fire that would take some time to control. The firefighters were fighting the fire through the night and even into the early hours of Thursday morning.

It was reported that no serious injuries were sustained as a result of the fire.    

A total of 22 fire departments responded to the fire, this included crews from Dexter, Howland, Brewer, Dover-Foxcroft and Garland. Assistant Chief of the Corinth Fire Department, Jeff Bragdon, informed News Center Maine that route 15 had to be shut to be able to deal with the flames.

Formed in 2007, Corinth Wood Pellets LLC manufactures hardwood pellet fuel from wood fibre that has been harvest from Maine.

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