Flames spewed from the top floor of the old peanut
mill in Dublin at the corner of Sheridan and Post Oak Streets just
after 7 p.m. Friday.
Fire fighters climbed three stories to extinguish the
fire, the fourth floor was not accessible, according to Erath
County Volunteer Fire Rescue coordinator Chris Gable who assisted
Dublin Fire Department.
The third and fourth floors of the four-story mill
were extensively damaged, Gable said. The fire was contained to the
top two floors but the lower floors received water damage.
"Gigantic timber and steel support beams are still
solid and the structural integrity of the exterior of the building
is sound," Gable said.
Several tons of heavy machinery consisting of ropes
and pulley systems fell through the fourth floor and rests on the
third. The peanut mill has stood vacant for many years.