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WorkSafe Investigates Mill Fire West of Vanderhoof

Monday, July 18, 2016 @ 3:01 PM

Prince George, B.C.-  WorkSafe BC and the Vanderhoof RCMP are investing a small fire  that occurred at Canfor’s Plateau Mill on the weekend.

Shortly after 11  am Saturday,  a fire  broke out at the Plateau Mill  about 25 km west of Vanderhoof.

There were no serious injuries and all  employees  exposed to  the smoke were cleared.

The initial investigation suggests the flames were sparked during routine maintenance  by a welding torch near the edger machine.

The fast response of Plateau employees and management resulted in this fire being controlled very quickly, said Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Vanderhoof RCMP Detachment Commander, without their action and the swift response of the Vanderhoof Fire Crews, it could have been a lot worse.



Nobody on spark watch?

    Probably out chasing Pokémon..

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