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June 10, 2013

10th Anniversary of Fall River Feed Mill Fire is June 13

Filed under: Uncategorized — waltblog @ 4:46 pm

FALL RIVER MILLS – The 10th Anniversary of the fire that consumed the Historic Fall River Store and Feed Mill is Thursday. Graduations were already over at 10 p.m. Friday, June 13, A resident of the Big Eddy Estates passed the Mill on the way home and didn’t notice anything unusual. A neighbor who lived a couple of hundred yards from the mill had looked out the window at approximately 11 p.m. and hadn’t noticed anything wrong in the neighborhood. Someone else said they had smelled smoke earlier, but thought it was someone burning trash. Shortly afterwards all-hell broke loose. Flames shot from the top and the siding of the 120-year-old mill. The glow of the fire could be seen from the west side of the Pit One Grade on Highway 299. Firefighters from Fall River, McArthur and Soldier Mountain along with CDF which covered the outside perimeter spent the entire night putting the fire out.

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