Investigators called to another business fire

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

When firefighters from the volunteer department in Eubank responded, it was already too late for this building on Barron pallet company's property.

"We had to wait a little while to get the electric shut off to the building. And of course with the vehicle parked inside the building, there's the danger with the fuel inside," said Eubank.

"We have been very busy lately. There's been a lot of suspicious fires, we're gonna investigate, see if it's tied in with other fires," added Eubank.

While officials from the company couldn't give us an exact dollar amount on the damage done, they do tell us a loader that was destroyed in the fire, alone costs 70 thousand dollars.

Despite the loss, the company says that it's not keeping the company from doing what it does best, make pallets.
Recent cases of arson from last month at the old Eubank High School and at East Anderson Hardwood have resources spread thin, and officials say that poses a threat not only to these businesses dealing with the fires, but also to the surrounding community.

"If we're here, fighting the fire, then we can't be some place else doing what needs to be done," said Eubank.

The cause of the Pallet company fire is under investigation, officials do say the building had electricity.

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