By Emily Banks Wooten
Firefighters from 14 area departments responded to a fire at the Roy O Martin OSB Plant in Corrigan Thursday morning.
“We received a call at 5:30 a.m. Thursday stating that Roy O Martin had a fire,” Corrigan Volunteer Fire Chief Jimmy McDonald said. “I believe it started in the dry bins, then went into the blenders.
“The majority of the fire was under control probably around 9:30 or 10 but we stood around putting out hot spots,” McDonald said, adding that firefighters left the scene around 12:30 p.m.
“I don’t have any idea what started it and will probably never know,” McDonald said, adding that there were no injuries to firefighters or plant personnel.
Firefighters from Corrigan, Livingston, Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, Holiday Lake Estates, Scenic Loop, Woodville, Shepherd, Diboll, Cleveland, Tarkington, South Polk County, Trinity, Groveton and Onalaska responded to the fire.