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Officials probe cause of fire at Spearfish sawmill

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SPEARFISH (AP) — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at the Spearfish Forest Products sawmill.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the Monday evening blaze was contained to a planer building and an adjacent shavings bin and did not cause significant damage. General Manager Tom Shaffer says the business was fortunate.

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Fire Chief Wallace White says it took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control.

The sawmill employs about 200 people.

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