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By Chris | October 7, 2008 - 8:48 am - Posted in Events

A lumber yard fire broke out at a lumber yard in South Los Angeles (Lynwood) on the morning of October 7, 2008. As of this writing, on one knows the cause of the fire.

Update: Fire’s out. Just smoke now. There were no evacuations and no one was hurt.

Wood pallets are the main source of the fire in the lumber yard right now. Wood pallets often have plenty of time to dry out since they are used, reused, and then used again. Pallets intended for overseas shipments are often “heat-treated” which means they are heated and dried thoroughly enough to kill any bugs and/or parasites that might be residing on or in them.

And they get hot.

I don’t know if there is any treated wood around but if so you can probably expect some evacuations. You know how the tag on treated lumber says “do not burn”? Treated wood usually has heavy metals which are not good to inhale.

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