Thursday, July 24, 2014
Loading...





Firefighters battle blaze at wood grinding operation (videos)

GOSHEN - Firefighters were battling a blaze midday today at a wood grinding operation west of Goshen and appeared to have it under control.

Posted on Aug. 12, 2011 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 27, 2012 at 4:21 p.m.

GOSHEN - Firefighters were battling a blaze midday today at a wood grinding operation west of Goshen and appeared to have it under control.

The fire at Martin Animal Bedding at 21918 S.R. 119, near where the highway intersects C.R. 36, was apparently centered in the large open-ended structure at the business where it grinds scrap wood. The structure was charred in spots, sections of sheet metal covering it were blown off and the frame was bent in sections.

Firefighters from the Elkhart and Harrison township fire departments were on the scene battling the fire.

Martin Animal Bedding started operations in earnest in late 2007, months after a devastating dust explosion and fire heavily damaged another wood-recycling business, VIM Recycling on Old U.S. 33 west of Elkhart. Martin, like VIM, takes wood waste from area manufacturers and grinds it into animal bedding for use by area farmers.




Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 With the state prison in the background, about a dozen death penalty opponents pray as they await the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz. The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year on Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.  Wood was sentenced to death for killing Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene Dietz, in 1989 at the family's automotive shop in Tucson.  (AP Photo)

Updated 47 minutes ago
 Robert Hungerford, of Phoenix, prays as he and a group of about a dozen death penalty opponents protest the possible execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood at the state prison in Florence, Ariz. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

Updated 50 minutes ago
Back to top ^