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Eastern Pine Mill Pushes On After Fire

“We are still open,” said Alex Darrah. “We are still sawing logs and drying lumber, and we are positively looking forward.”

Durgin & Crowell Lumber Co., New London, N.H., remains open for business, despite losing its planer mill in a Jan. 3 fire.

“We are still open,” said Alex Darrah. “We are still sawing logs and drying lumber, and we are positively looking forward.”

Firefighters battled the evening blaze for more than 12 hours, containing it to the 230,000-sq. ft. building and contents. The sawmill was spared.

Authorities are searching for a cause of the fire, which is not considered suspicious.

The company meanwhile is focused on keeping its sawmill running and workers employed, while it devises a plan for the future.

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