The three-alarm fire also required mutual aid from Slater and Carrollton fire departments, according to a Marshall Fire Department report.
The first alarm was issued at 11:51 a.m., and when firefighters arrived at J&S Pallets, 236173 E. 200th Road, they found that fire from a burning pile of pallets had spread to the interior of a nearby warehouse, according to the report.
The facility and contents were estimated to be worth about $120,000 and were considered a total loss, according to the report.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
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Update at 3:45 p.m. Friday
According to emergency radio traffic, the fire was declared under control about 3:40 p.m.
Update at 2:30 p.m. Friday
Fire continues to burn the pallet business at the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Business 65 at the south end of Marshall Friday, Oct. 12.
At approximately 12 p.m. Marshall firefighters responded to the blaze, which had taken over what appeared to be a quarter of the structure and several stacks of wooden pallets, although the amount of damage has not been confirmed.
In addition to MFD, Saline County Rural Fire Protection District also responded. According to emergency radio traffic, Slater firefighters were also enroute to assist.
More information to follow...