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Fire Destroys Drummond Island Sawmill

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Two days after a fire destroyed a Chippewa county sawmill, firefighters continue to monitor the situation.

Flames devoured Papin's Sawmill on Drummond Island Wednesday afternoon.

A safety officer with the fire department says a skidder caught on fire first, then the sawmill.

He tells 9&10 News the flames were so hot they melted the tail lights on a fire truck.

Three fire fighters suffered heat exhaustion battling the fire, but nobody was badly hurt.

The department plans to keep a frequent eye on the fire site for another couple of weeks.