Fire destroys central Pa. lumber mill

McALISTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A fire department spokesman says a blaze destroyed a lumber mill in central Pennsylvania, but no one was hurt.

Fayette Fire Company spokesman Glenn Kersetter said the Friday morning fire at L&R Lumber in McAlisterville sent a plume of smoke into the air that could be seen two miles away.

Kersetter says the facility turns trees into lumber products and employs about a dozen people.

The structure that was completely destroyed is about 140 feet by 50 feet.

Kersetter says the cost of the damage is estimated at $1.1 million. The cause of the fire is under investigation..

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