Shelbyville fire crews battle large industrial fire

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Fire crews were battling a large industrial fire early Friday at a wood treatment plant located on the northwest side of Shelbyville.

The fire is at the Culpeper Wood Preservers in the 700 block of West Mausoleum Road. The blaze was reported around 4:20 a.m.

The first crews on the scene reported heavy fire with flames through the roof. All off duty Shelbyville firefighters were called in to assist at the fire scene.

Fire crews were told to go to a defensive mode to battle the flames. No injuries had been reported.

From the Culpeper web site, the company describes themselves as one of the largest producers of pressure treated lumber in the United States.

They manufacture pressure treated products for residential, commercial, industrial and marine markets.  The Shelbyville plant is one of five plants the company operates.

Their other operations are located in Virginia, South Carolina and Maryland. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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