June 5, 2023- Multiple Franklin County Crews were dispatched to a fire at a commercial chipping mill where large piles of sawdust and wood chips caught fire.
All Franklin county fire departments were dispatched to the mill fire around 12:40 am Sunday., where it was found to be a pole barn full of heavy fuel load of wood shavings and sawdust.
A total of nine fire departments contributed water and manpower to bring the blaze under control. Crews cleared the scene at about 7 a.m., noting that Hopkins County EMS assisted with rehab.
The responding departments included Purley, Mount Vernon, South Franklin, Tri-Lakes, Pickton-Pine Forest, Saltillo, Brinker, Winnsboro, and Perryville.