Controlled burn gets out of control in Warren Co.

Viewer submitted photo shows the fire at RWP Pallet company, in West Lebanon, Ind. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (WLFI Report!t Photo/Susan Reynolds)
Viewer submitted photo shows the fire at RWP Pallet company, in West Lebanon, Ind. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (WLFI Report!t Photo/Susan Reynolds)

WEST LEBANON, Ind. (WLFI) – Emergency crews continue to fight a fire at a pallet company in Warren County, that earlier Tuesday was referred to as “out of control.”

The fire at Reynolds Wood Products in West Lebanon, Ind. started at 10:30 a.m. Wabash Township Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lewis said workers at the company had a controlled burn started behind the building when the hose they were using broke down.

A Warren County resident told News 18 earlier Tuesday, the fire which started as a controlled burn was “out of control.”

Lewis said high winds caused the fire to spread. He said crews are expected to stay at the fire for, at least, two more hours.

Lewis said losses are estimated between $400,000 and $500,000. No injuries were reported.

Water tankers from surrounding areas have been called in to help. Eighteen different teams were on scene to assist, including crews from West Lebanon, Williamsport, Attica, Covington and Boswell.

News 18 has a crew on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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