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Fire destroys much of Amador County lumber mill

Crews contained a fiber mill fire in Amador County that largely destroyed the building. The fire broke out around noon at Ampine LLC in Martell, northwest of Jackson. It spread to nearby vegetation, but the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that those fires were contained. sheriff’s office. About 40 people were working when the fire started, the Amador County Fire Department said. The cause of the fire is not known. There are no road closures or evacuation orders at this time, but power may be out to some nearby buildings. A fire service spokesman said the mill, which employed 150 people, was due to celebrate its 50th anniversary in early August. The loss is considered a huge blow to the Martell community. “It will have a devastating economic impact on this community,” said Amador Fire District Chief Walt White. “This factory is also the last of its kind in the state. It makes signs. They make everything from ping pong tables to high-end cabinets here. They employ about 150 people in the community and there are probably another 300 total that were affected, with suppliers of raw materials and truckers who routinely brought material in and out of this factory.” Jeff Brown, who serves District 3 on the Amador County Board of Supervisors, told KCRA 3 the big question now is if and when Ampine can rebuild. and get about 150 employees back to work.” I really hope so. It’s going to be incredibly bad for this county if we can’t,” Brown said. “It’s going to be a huge impact, both for us and the state, because we can’t manufacture hardware here locally.” A firefighter was injured while loading a fire hose and was transported to a hospital for evaluation, the spokesman said. That firefighter is expected to survive his injuries. Officials said sometime Monday afternoon, the fire spread to some nearby vegetation. However, fire crews on the scene quickly contained those flames.The sheriff’s office said deputies will be patrolling the area for the next 24 hours and are asking motorists to avoid the area.

Crews contained a fiber mill fire in Amador County that largely destroyed the building.

The fire broke out around noon at Ampine LLC in Martell, northwest of Jackson. It spread to nearby vegetation, but the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that those fires were contained.

“It appears that Amine is a total loss,” the sheriff’s office said.

All workers have been accounted for and there are no nearby evacuations, the sheriff’s office said. About 40 people were working when the fire started, the Amador County Fire Department said. The cause of the fire is not known. There are no road closures or evacuation orders at this time, but power may be out to some nearby buildings.

A fire service spokesman said the mill, which employed 150 people, was due to celebrate 50 years of operation in early August. The loss is considered a huge blow to the Martell community.

“It’s going to be a devastating economic impact on this community,” said Amador Fire District Chief Walt White. “This factory is also the last of its kind in the state. It makes signs. They make everything from ping pong tables to high-end cabinets here. They employ about 150 people in the community and there are probably another 300 total that were affected, with suppliers of raw materials and truckers who systematically brought materials in and out of this factory.”

Jeff Brown, who serves District 3 on the Amador County Board of Supervisors, told KCRA 3 the big question now is if and when Ampine can rebuild and put about 150 employees back to work.

“I really hope so. It will be incredibly bad for this county if we can’t,” Brown said. “It’s going to have a huge impact, both on us and the state, that we can’t manufacture hardware here locally.”

A firefighter was injured while loading a fire hose and was taken to a hospital for evaluation, the spokesman said. The firefighter is expected to survive his injuries.

Officials said sometime Monday afternoon, the fire spread to some nearby vegetation. But the fire crews who were on the scene quickly contained these flames.

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The sheriff’s office said deputies will be patrolling the area for the next 24 hours and are asking motorists to avoid the area.

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