Fire destroys western Maine mill

Posted Dec. 30, 2010, at 3:18 p.m.

FRYEBURG, Maine — A fire has destroyed an idled wood products mill in the western Maine town of Fryeburg.

Officials say the fire at the Forest Industries mill on Fair Street was reported about noon Thursday. By the time firefighters arrived, the building was engulfed by fire and thick black smoke, but no injuries were reported.

Town officials say the mill formerly was owned by Saunders Bros. and sold at auction last spring. According to the Sun Journal of Lewiston, the contents of the building were auctioned off two weeks ago and the building and land are now for sale.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.