Sawdust Barn Destroyed at Wood Manufacturer

SEYMOUR, Mo. -- Update:  A large factory east of Springfield caught fire Monday afternoon, sending fire crews from nearly a dozen fire departments to fight the blaze.    

It happened Monday afternoon at the Ozark Hardwood Products factory on State Highway AB north of Seymour in Webster county.

Richard Stirts, Chief of the Logan-Rogersville Fire District said the fire started after a loader exploded - lighting a pile of saw dust on fire...

Nearly a dozen tankers from area fire departments were called in to haul water.

No one was injured.  The flames did not make it to the office portion of the building.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the saw dust barn in the back of the factory.

Our earlier report:

SEYMOUR, Mo. -- Fire crews from at least five area departments are on the scene of a fire at a hardwoods business in Seymour, Missouri.

The fire was reported shortly before 12:30 p.m. in a sawdust barn at Ozark Hardwood Products, 191 State Highway AB in Webster County.

Tanker trucks from Rogersville, Seymour, Ebenezer, Strafford and Marshfield were called because there is no on-site water source, said a member of the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District.  "This is a working fire incident after a reported explosion," the department posted on it's Facebook page.

KOLR10 News has a crew on the scene and will update this story as details become available.

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