Fire at Fruit Street business may lead to water discoloration in town


The town’s Water and Sewer Department warned residents that water might be discolored throughout town due to hydrants being needed to fight a fire early Wednesday morning on Fruit Street.

The fire was at a building owned by J.B. Sawmill & Land Clearing, which is located at 36 Fruit Street, across the street from the town’s wells.

According to Fire Chief Bill Miller, firefighters arrived at about 6:40 a.m. to find flames in the attic and roof over a maintenance garage. Multiple neighboring towns sent fire personnel and equipment to assist, and the fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.

No injuries were reported.