Fire Breaks Out At Bondurant Lumberyard

April 30, 2008

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Fire departments from across the area responded to a fire at Bondurant Lumber in Flomaton, Alabama, about 12:40 Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities on scene told NorthEscambia.com that two trailers loaded with wood chips were pulled burning out of from under a covered building in the lumberyard. Firefighters on one side of the complex worked to extinguish the burning wood chips in the trailers, while firefighters on the other side of the yard worked to extinguish the fire in the building.

When NorthEscambia.com arrived on scene just moments after the blaze was reported, a thick white smoke was pouring from both side of the lumberyard from the two fires.

The Century Volunteer Fire Department, the McDavid Volunteer Fire Department and the Walnut Hill Volunteer Department from North Escambia responded to assist the Flomaton Fire Department with the two blazes. Fire departments from across western Escambia County, Alabama, were also called to the scene, including the Atmore, Lambeth and Wawbeek fire departments.

The Walnut Hill and McDavid volunteer fire departments left the scene about 2:20; some members of the Century Volunteer Fire Department remained on the scene until about 4:25.

For a photo gallery from the fires at Bondurant Lumber in Flomaton, click here.

Bondurant Lumber is located just west of Flomaton, Alabama, on Highway 31.

Pictured above: Fire explodes from the back of a wood chip trailer when it is opened at Bondurant Lumber in Flomaton Wednesday afternoon. Pictured below: A fireman works in the rafters of a building at the lumber company. NorthEscambia.com exclusive photos, click to enlarge.

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