03 - 31 - 2014 Weekend fire at Energex destroys 10 trailers of sawdust
[LS] - A possible electrical fire that sparked a dust explosion set off a fire Saturday at Energex American Inc. wood pellet manufacturing plant in Port Royal. Friendship Fire Co. Chief Duane Hart told The Lewistown Sentinel that it took nearly 6 hours to bring the blaze under control after it broke out around 9:30pm Saturday. The 4-alarm fire drew out up to 85 fire fighters from Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Franklin counties. Hart said some 10 trailers full of sawdust were destroyed and one elevator was left unusable. There has been no immediate response from Energex about the fire.