Fire Destroys Besse Lumber Mill In Newberry, MI

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) - The investigation is underway into the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a Newberry lumber mill.  The Besse Forest Lumber Mill was a complete loss in the blaze.

Reports say a truck driver who was making a delivery at the facility on East Victory Way around 1:30 this morning saw smoke in the air and called authorities.  Fire crews from Newberry as well as Columbus, Garfield and Portage Townships all responded to the scene.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time and investigators are working their way through the remnants of the building in an attempt to determine how the fire started.

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