Yesterday a little before 3pm KANE FIRE DEPT 5 was dispatched for a Commercial Structure Fire at 88 Sawmill Rd in Wetmore Twp.
Chief 510 and Chief 530 arrived and found heavy fire in a large building with power lines down and the start of a sawdust fire. They quickly requested 2nd and 3rd alarms be struck. This brought in equipment and manpower from multiple agencies from McKean and Elk Counties.
The fire was brought under control in under an hour but there was extensive overhaul that needed done.
Mutual aid departments from McKean stations 26, 20,10, Elk stations 8,6,4,2,1 and Sheffield 72. Also EMS units standing by were MA5, MA10 and Rescue 611. It was absolutely amazing to see the turnout of volunteers at this time of day, had to be around 70 firefighters on scene. No injuries reported and we wish all the best to the owners of the mill.
Responding units from Wilcox were Engine 61, Engine 63, Rescue 611 and UTV 613