Dudley Lumber Company ruled accidental

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) -- The blaze that started Tuesday evening at Dudley Lumber Company in Phenix City has been ruled accidental, according to the Alabama State Fire Marshal.

According to Scott Pilgreen, the Assistant State Fire Marshal, the cause of the fire originates back to a high-voltage electric panel within the facility.

A total of six fire departments responded to the fire at the lumber yard located off of Cutrate Road. The investigation was a joint effort between the state fire marshal's office, the Lee County Sheriff's Department, and ATF.