Firefighters in Orleans County spent most of the day Friday putting out hotspots after a fire at Orleans Pallet Company in Albion.
The fire destroyed one of the large, wooden storage buildings at the West Avenue business.
Demolition crews are tearing down the remaining walls to the three-story stone building that's more than a century old.
Authorities said the building was used mostly for storage, but a worker grinding some pipeline on the second floor may have accidentally started the fire around 4 p.m. Thursday.
No one was injured.
Albion Fire Chief Rocky Sidari said he talked to the man who owns the company.
"I feel bad for the guy, I believe there was no insurance on the back half on the building. It was pretty empty. I think they were in the process of maybe demolishing it to begin with and were in the process of clearning everything out I feel bad for him," Sidari said.
For safety reasons, crews demolished what was left of the building.
No word yet on what the pallet company will do with the property.
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