A four-alarm fire in Fairlee has totally destroyed a sawmill for a company that employs 50 people. At least 20 of those workers face an uncertain future.
The fire swept through Britton Lumber in Fairlee on Saturday night. Investigators are trying to determine the cause as owner Bob Moses surveys the rubble. He says the sawmill workers will be paid through this week.
“Yeah, they’re going to help if they can and if we don’t have work they can go home, because it’s very emotional for the sawmill employees, too,” Moses said.