American Woodmark’s Monticello plant avoids major damage after Monday fire

The American Woodmark Monticello Plant on Hwy. 90 in neighboring Wayne County received a scare on Monday morning.

Shortly before 9:30 eastern time a fire broke out at the plant’s dust silo, according to WKYM radio in Monticello.

Firefighters with the Monticello and Susie fire departments, along with Woodmark’s maintenance department, quickly responded to the blaze and put out the fire.

The company said no one was hurt and no major damage was reported in the incident. Firefighters remained on the scene for several hours.

First shift workers were sent home during the morning but second shift operations began on time.

Photo courtesy of WKYM 101.7