COLFAX, Ind. (WLFI) - Fire broke out at the Coomer Sawmill near Colfax Friday night.
Four volunteer fire departments responded to a fire just over the Tippecanoe County line in Clinton County. The location was 8930 CR 650 South.
According to dispatchers, the call came in shortly before 9:30 p.m. of a fire that was fully involved at the sawmill. Firefighters said it took about 45 minutes to get it under control. Although the fire was located in the main structure connected to several other smaller buildings, crews were able to keep it contained to the initial building.
Eyewitnesses told News 18 the glow from the fire could be seen by drivers on U.S. 52 near Clarks Hill more than an hour after the fire began.
Four volunteer departments from three counties responded: Perry and Mulberry townships in Clinton County, Darlington from Montgomery County and Clarks Hill from Tippecanoe County.
As of 11 p.m., crews were still working to fully extinguish some hot spots.
Back in July, the Coomer and Sons Sawmill in Frankfort caught fire. News 18 has learned that the sawmills are owned by different people, however they are related.
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