Fire at saw mill in Bedford County is under investigation

Fire at saw mill in Bedford County is under investigation (Image 1)
Fire at saw mill in Bedford County is under investigation (Image 1)

UPDATE (8:51 a.m.):

WSLS 10’s Jade Hanson spoke with Gerald Ayers. He’s the owner of Central Virginia Pallet and Stake.

He says a building on the property burned down and is now completely gone, and he’s fearful he is going to lose customers.

It’s the second fire to happen there in 13 months — he says the last one in March 2013 caused close to $80,000 in damages.

Ayers says he can’t afford insurance on the property, because having sawdust causes insurance rates to skyrocket.

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A fire at a saw mill in Bedford County is under investigation.

It happened this afternoon around 5 at Central Virginia Pallet and Stake on Centerville Road.

 Bedford County’s Fire Chief says there were no injuries, but the owner estimates the damages at about $75,000

 The chief says the fire is still burning, and it will likely burn for a few days, but it is contained.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it’s believed to be accidental.

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