UPDATE: Cause of Braxton Co. lumber plant fire unknown, worker released from hospital

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HEATERS, W.Va. (WDTV) - UPDATE: 12:45p.m. There's no word yet on the extent of the damage or what caused a fire at a Braxton County lumber mill Tuesday. The contractor who was taken to the hospital has been released.

Public Affairs Manager Nancy Thompson for the engineered lumber mill Weyerhaeuser says the company is beginning to assess the damage. She also says the worker who was taken to the hospital was treated for minor burns and not for smoke inhalation as the Office of Emergency Management had said.

Thompson says the company employs 163 people and they were all evacuated. She says the fire is out, but warm spots are being monitored. Workers are there helping assess the damage.

Thompson says the fire most likely started in the dryer bin area. It lasted from around 9:00 in the morning Tuesday to around 3:00 in the morning Wednesday when firefighters left the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: According to the Braxton County Emergency Squad, fire crews left the scene around 3:30 in the morning Wednesday.

There's still no word on the condition of the person taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation or the cause of the fire.

According to the Director of the Office of Emergency Management, a fire broke out at the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Plant around 9:45 Tuesday morning.

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