Effingham County Fire Rescue responds to fire at Interfor’s sawmill in Bloomingdale

By Jasmine Butler
February 18, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Georgia — Several fire departments spent most of Sunday fighting a fire at a saw mill in Bloomingdale… they were dispatched around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Effingham Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Interfor Lumber in Meldrim located in the south end of Effingham County. Captain Hannah Jenkins with Effingham County Fire Rescue said, “when we responded out here, we found a fire located in one of the kiln buildings. We assisted the crews on site with extinguishing the fire.. getting the fire under control. We also asked for assistance from Bulloch County, Bryan County, the city of Rincon and the city of Pooler.” “This is an infrequent occurrence, but it happened while they were operating the kiln machine.” …There was substantial damage to the kiln on fire, but no injuries were reported.

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