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Pittsfield Fire 

Joy Hollowell

Fire crews from 10 towns in central Maine spent Sunday night battling a fire at a lumber yard in Pittsfield.A night watchman at the Hancock Lumber Discount Outlet on the Stinson Road called in the blaze around 1:15 this morning.The fire broke out in the mill area only, the store was not affected and is open for business today.Pittsfield Fire Chief Bernard Williams says when he arrived on the scene last night, flames were shooting up to 40 feet in the air. It took crews about four hours to finally get the fire under control.No one was injured.Chief Williams says the fire likely started in an area where wood shavings are packaged for animal bedding.He believes that part of the mill will have to be re-built.There is also water damage to a section where some machinery is housed.The blaze is not considered Suspicious.