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Large fire destroys wood pellet facility behind Joe’s Bar

Submitted by on September 15, 2020 – 6:40 amNo Comment

A large fire erupted at a wood pellet manufacturing facility in Alpena early Tuesday morning.

City fire crews were sent to the business, owned by Greenway/L & N Disposal, around 4:53 a.m. and found the building fully engulfed.

Fire Chief Bill Forbush said the fire was under control around 6 a.m., although crews were still on scene dousing hot spots. No injuries were reported and it is not known if that facility is operating at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The building sustained extensive damage.

The wood pellet facility is located behind Joe’s Bar, off Ford Avenue, on a parcel of land owned by Decorative Panels International (DPI).

Alpena Township firefighters assisted at the scene.