SHELTON — The Camco lumber mill building in Shelton was destroyed by fire Monday morning.
No one was injured.
Central Mason Fire Department responded to the fire at 8:15 a.m at 6400 E. Agate Road where they found the 200-by-200-foot structure engulfed in flames, Fire Chief Tim McKern said.
“Crews decided their best plan of action was to protect the nearby warehouse, house and propane tanks,” McKern said.
The big concern, the fire chief said, was no fire hydrants at the location.
“But several [fire] agencies provided water” rolling in water tankers, he said.
Fire districts 3, 4, 6, 11 and 16, responded along with the North Mason Regional Fire Authority and Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Mason County Public Utility District 3 arrived and cut power to the property.
Another concern was several propane tanks were located near the mill building, he said.
Despite the destruction, McKern said there was good news.
“The owner was very pleased there was several million dollars worth of (wood) product that was saved,” McKern said.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation but McKern said it could have been some kind of equipment failure.