Photo by Ted Thornburg A distant photo captures the smoke coming form the Miller's Family Sawmill.

Photo by Ted Thornburg

A distant photo captures the smoke coming form the Miller's Family Sawmill.

Numerous fire departments responded to a fire that destroyed most of the Miller's Family Sawmill on Saturday morning a little after 4 a.m.

The mill, which is owned by the Marvin Miller family, is located at 2405 Quality Road, just a few miles from the city of Lewisburg.

"The cause of the fire is still undetermined," said Lonnie Epley, Lieutenant of the Lewisburg Fire Department.

The front of the mill was pretty much a total loss, but firefighters were able to save the back building, according to Epley.

Along with the Lewisburg Fire Department, other departments responded as well including the Auburn Fire Department, Russellville Rural Fire Department, Russellville City Fire Department, Dunmor Fire Department and the 2nd District Fire Department out of Butler County.

"We all worked very well together," said Epley. "It was a combined effort and no one was hurt."

There was a lot of equipment in the structure that was burned, Epley reported. Later that afternoon units had to return when a pile of mulch caught fire at the sawmill.

"It's not uncommon to have to go back for a reignite," said Epley. "Mulch can smolder for hours before catching fire."

Also helping during the fire were the Logan County Burden Bearers, Logan County EMS and many from the Amish community.

"After we headed back to the fire station to clean out hoses, several from the Amish community came and helped us clean up," said an appreciative Epley. "The Amish community has always been very helpful to our fire department."

Epley estimates there were between 50,000 to 60,000 gallons of water used to extinguish the fire.