Multiple departments contain blaze in Franklin County -

Multiple departments contain blaze in Franklin County

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NEW HAVEN, MO ( – A massive blaze has been contained after erupting Wednesday evening in Franklin County.

According to Washington Deputy Fire Chief Tim Frankenberg, the fire began at a sawmill as a combustible burn and then spread to nearby brush. From there, the fire spread throughout the compound.

It was categorized as a three-alarm fire, and multiple area departments responded. At the height of the blaze, authorities say it could be seen from 10 miles away. 

The compound has stored grain, stored hay, and woods in the area. There are no reports of any injuries at this time, but the fire is believed to have spread to a number of buildings on site.

According to Frankenberg the fire is now slowly burning.

News 4 will continue to update the story as details emerge.


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