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2 Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze at Sawmill

Posted October 26, 2007 9:14 p.m. EDT
Updated October 27, 2007 7:30 a.m. EDT

— Two firefighters were injured while combating a fire at a sawmill in southern Wake County Friday night.

Crews were called out to the fire at 7201 Rock Service Station Road in Raleigh shortly after 8 p.m. Firefighters said the sawmill was engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Units from Garner and other area fire departments had the blaze under control before 9 p.m. Crews remained on the scene Saturday morning, looking for hot spots, said District Fire Chief Allen Dudley of the Garner Fire Department.

Two firefighters from Garner were injured when a wall collapsed, falling away from the structure. The wall grazed them both, and one suffered light burns on his arm, Dudley said.

The two firefighters were transported to WakeMed, where they were treated and released.