Fire trucks from three cities called to Norbord fire in Nacogdoches

Fire trucks from three cities called to Norbord fire in Nacogdoches
Fire trucks from three cities called out to Norbord. (Source: KTRE)

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Fire trucks from three cities were called to Nacogdoches this afternoon to help with an industrial fire at Norbord, a wood products plant.

The call came in around 12:40 on Wednesday. Nacogdoches firefighters arrived to heavy smoke. Immediate concern led to calls to Center for a ladder truck and Lufkin for additional personnel.

Volunteer fire departments backed up Nacogdoches stations to take other calls. Melrose VFD was at Station 2 and the Central Height/Appleby VFD was at Station 1, texted volunteer Billy Gillum.

Chuck French with the Nacogdoches Fire Department said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. He says it started on the conveyer belt moving wet chips that were headed to the dryer. No one was hurt and the scene was under control in less than two hours.

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