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Norbord, Tolko suspend production as wildfire nears High Level

May 21, 2019
By Maria Church

Photo source: Twitter/@AlbertaWildfire

Norbord and Tolko have both suspended production at their operations in High Level, Alta., due to a wildfire burning out of control nearby.

The town of High Level was put under a mandatory evacuation order yesterday, and all residents were evacuated as of 10 p.m.

Norbord reports that all non-essential mill employees were safely evacuated and no injuries have been reported. The mill was secure at the time of evacuation.

According to a Facebook post from the town this morning, there is no immediate threat to the community.