HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Multiple fire agencies spent Saturday afternoon fighting flames at the Giles & Kendall CedarSafe Mill in Madison County.
The call came in before noon. Central Fire is the primary agency. Officials from the department say the first unit arrived within five minutes.
Central Fire officials say fewer than ten workers were inside the structure when the fire started. They called in the emergency and all got out without injury.
They say cedar chips caught on fire. There were 5,000 gallons of cedar oil, 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel, plus 10,000 square feet of cedar chips at the facility.
The state fire marshal will come Monday to lead an investigation to uncover the cause of the fire.
The mill is on Maysville Road. They extract oil from the cedar chips for other uses.
Around ten units spent time on the scene dealing with the fire, including fire departments from Huntsville, Central, New Market, and Moores Mill.