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By Erin Tierney
The Creswell Chronicle 

Saginaw mill up in flames

 

May 31, 2018

CHERYL RICHARD/ THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE

The rubble of what was Whitsell Manufacturing at 32910 E. Saginaw Road after a vicious fire made its way through the mill on May 26.

This year's Memorial Day weekend came with some extra sparks in southern Lane County, after fire fully engulfed a mill in Saginaw on Sunday, May 26.

Whitsell Manufacturing at 32910 E. Saginaw Road reportedly caught fire around 7:30 p.m. and within 30 minutes, the entire mill was immersed in fire.

After destroying the 169,000-square-foot mill building, the fire reportedly spread to stacks of other lumber products onsite. The fire reportedly did not spread to homes or other nearby buildings.

Firefighters were expected to be dowsing water on the log stacks for days, said John Wooten, South Lan...



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