HENDERSON, Ky. – A trash fire fanned by high winds raged out of control for more than two hours Saturday, destroying a lumber company and causing heavy damage to two other businesses.

The Southside Lumber Co. was a total loss, with damages estimated at about $150,000. Extensive damage was done to the R. L. Jeffries trucking Co. terminal, Colonial Cabinets, and the Halliburton Co. headquarters, all in the 1300 block of S. Green St.

The fire, reported at 12:05 p.m., was officially brought under control at about 2:30. However, a crew of five firemen was to remain at the scene all night, spraying water on the embers.