Fire Guts Building

Smoke From Blaze South Of City Seen For Miles

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Posted: February 22, 2013

Firefighters work to extinguish a burning outbuilding next to greenhouses for Mistimorne Plants at 723 Pike Church Road in Rockingham County Thursday. Responders had the blaze under control within about a half-hour. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Crews work to control the fire near a propane tank attached to the outbuilding.
Smoke fills the sky from a fire in an outbuilding, which is next to greenhouses for Mistimorne Plants at 723 Pike Church Road, Thursday morning.
Farmers use their tractors to remove the tin roof from an outbuilding that caught fire on Pike Church Road Thursday. Smoke from the Rockingham County blaze could be seen from downtown Harrisonburg.
Firefighters battle to bring a fire under control Thursday morning at an outbuilding next to the greenhouses at Mistimorne Plants south of Harrisonburg. The blaze occurred just minutes after firefighters finished dealing with a fire at RR Donnelley north of the city. “It’s hard on the crews. Some of them have been up for 36 hours,” Rockingham County Assistant Fire Marshal Joe Mullens said.
A late-morning fire swept through a large outbuilding on Pike Church Road in Rockingham County Thursday, just minutes after firefighters left the scene of a blaze at RR Donnelley on Kratzer Road.

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