UPDATE: Cedar mill fire in B.C. contained but still active

Tamar Atik
April 10, 2017
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Photo//Twitter: Curious Canuck @MtRobsonBC
Photo//Twitter: Curious Canuck @MtRobsonBC
April 10, 2017 - The sawmill fire that first broke out on Wednesday at the BKB Cedar Manufacturing sawmill in McBride, B.C. has been contained.

The fire, however, is still active.

The sawmill burned to the ground. No one was injured at the scene. "The building is lost, and crews continue to work on extinguishing the fire in a nearby mulch pile. The fire is not posing a risk to neighbouring properties or forested areas," the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George released in a statement.

A local resident who goes by the Twitter handle @MountRobsonBC told Canadian Forest Industries that she discovered the fire after following fire trucks that were headed to the scene.

She says the fire trucks had to drive back and forth to town to refill their water supply as there wasn't one on scene. "I'm assuming fighting the fire has now affected the town water supply," she says.

People are being asked to avoid the area as the investigation continues. | READ MORE

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