Bedford Co. Sawmill Fire Ruled Suspicious

Bedford Co., VA - A fire last week at a Bedford County sawmill is suspicious, according to the county's fire marshal.

Firefighters were called to Central Virginia Pallet and Stake on Centerville Road around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The main assembly building was in flames. The fire spread to nearby woods.

The fire marshal is asking the sheriff's office to look at the case.

Damage is estimated at $50,000. The sawmill owner, Gerald Ayers, says the building was not insured.