Fire Destroys New Sawmill in Northwestern Wisconsin

Firefighters from seven different communities’ departments spent five hours on Saturday (5-8-21) battling a fire in a new sawmill just outside the City of Cornell Wisconsin. According to Cornell Area Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Matt Boulding, the building, and its contents are a total loss. Outside of the building, three semitrailers were also destroyed. Firefighters were able to move a fourth trailer away from the building and to safety. Boulding believes the fire started in a piece of machinery in the sawmill and spread throughout the building. Cornell is northeast of Eau Claire.


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Fire destroys new sawmill in northwestern Wisconsin