Local sawmill destroyed by fire

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MILTON — Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out at Cyr Lumber sawmill on Poor Farm Road in Milton on Monday.

First responding firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the main building of the lumber mill.

The fire was extinguished only after the building sustained extensive damage.

Following an investigation, it was found that the fire began inside the building while logs were being processed into lumber.

Police say the fire began when an electric motor attached to the sawmill carriage failed and ignited nearby combustible material and liquids.

The fire spread quickly into the roof structure and along the length of the building.

Police say nobody was injured during the fire.

The building and its contents are a total loss estimated to be in excess of $1.2 million dollars.