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Early morning fire burns structure located behind Jolly Giant

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ANDERSON, Calif. - An early morning fire burned a building located behind Jolly Giant, right off Highway 273, Sunday.

CAL FIRE, with the help of other local fire agencies, started battling the fire since 5:45 am.

When firefighters arrived, the old sawmill was already fully involved. Everything inside the building was destroyed. According to CAL FIRE officials, fire crews have made good progress in containing the fire. It took about one hour to damper the flames.

The fire is being called the "Giant" incident. CAL FIRE Captain and Specialist, Darren Stewart, said the fire most likely started well before the first 911 call. Nobody was reported to be in the building at the time. Lots of wood, including wood flooring and firewood piles were said to have added heat to the fire.

The origin of this fire is being investigated. The building served as the main power source for a local fencing company, Alta California Roundwood.

A total of eight water tenders were used, due to the lack of water available to the site.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated once there is more information.

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