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UPDATE: Fire at Moxon Timbers Contained

The large structural fire at Moxon Timbers on Development Lane was around 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Kernstown, Va. -- The sky may have been dark but the sound of sirens, the blaring from the fire truck, and the large puff of smoke was seen miles away.
 
Passers-by stood on the streets; shocked to see such a large fire as it was something not many see everyday.
 
"As far as the main milling operation, the majority of that building is on the ground at this time," said William Pifer III, Frederick County assistant fire marshal.
 
It happened on Development Lane at the Moxon Timbers building, a wood-milling business.
 
The fire department received the call around 8 p.m. and when they arrived at the scene, the building was fully engulfed in flames. By around 10:45 p.m., the fire was 95 percent contained.
 
The bulk of the fire was not out until around 11:30 p.m.
 
No one was inside the building and hurt. According to the press release, one firefighter was sent to the hospital but was released later Monday evening.
 
The site manager stopped by periodically throughout the phases of the fire but the building was closed at the time the fire began.
 
"The milling operation here at the site, that portion of the building, yes it is a total loss at this time. They will be able to salvage some of their record-keeping and things of that nature and the office spaces," said Pifer.
 
Pifer says the fire was so bad, excavating equipment had to be used to make it safe for the fire departments to go inside.
 
Fire and rescue untis from Stephens City, Middletown, Millwood, and Gainesboro, Greenwood, Round Hill, and Frederick County responded with assistance from Shawnee and South End.
 
"Due to the fire load within the building, and the compromised structural integrity, we actually had to use some commercial excavating equipment to come in and assist us, and actually be able to get us to some of the deeper portions of the building that were involved in the fire to actually extinguish those," said Pifer.
 
Fire crews have been on the scene since Monday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There has been no word on damage estimates at this time.
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