The building was used to store wooden shipping pallets for resale, and the all of the dry wood fueled those flames.
As of about 5 a.m., firefighters had the fire contained, but said they would be at the mill well into the day putting out all of the flames and hot spots. Firefighters said they will have to let the fire burn itself out.
FOX Carolina spoke with a neighbor who lives close to the mill. He said he's not comfortable living so close to something that can catch fire so easily. He said his family will move.
"It ain't nothing but a fire hazard and all the kids that play around there," said John Rich. "It's dangerous for the kids to get in there and get hurt."
No one was injured in the fire.
Officials reported that two buildings were destroyed in the blaze that
required six fire departments and about 50 firefighters to battle the
The mill site was a Gerber Foods processing plant in the 1980s.
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