Three firefighters suffered heat-related illness and one suffered a reported heart attack while trying to contain a weekend sawmill fire.
The sawmill company has been battling a small sawdust fire for nearly a year. This weekend stronger winds whipped up the fire, which caught mulch, and then a large amount of slabs on fire.
The sawmill owner told WBBJ that there were as many as 20 fire trucks on scene from Jackson and Madison county fire departments.
There’s been no update on the condition of the firefighter who was taken to the hospital.