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Flames Engulf Felty Amish Sawmill Submitted: 05/24/2016
TOWN OF HANSEN - Investigators want to know what caused a fire at a sawmill in Wood County Monday night.

The Wood County dispatch center received phone calls at about 8:50 P.M. Monday night that the Felty Amish Sawmill was on fire in the town of Hansen.

There were reports of explosions coming from the building as well.

It was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived.

Multiple fire departments and the Wood County Sheriff's office responded to the scene.

Crews remained on scene till 2 A.M. Tuesday morning.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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