Fire destroys Allen mill July 30 in Wrangell
WRANGELL — A fire destroyed the Allen mill site on Tuesday, July 30, leaving Mike Allen’s business venture a smoking heap of twisted metal and burnt lumber – and saw the largest response from the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department in recent memory.
According to WVFD Fire Chief Tim Buness the fire began in the early afternoon and saw a quick response given the distance to the fire from the Zimovia substation and the Fire Hall.
“We received the call at 2:08 p.m. and twelve minutes later the first engine arrived from the substation,” Buness said. “Eighteen minutes after initial cal...