Sawmill fire, explosion at Flavelle
January 13, 2016 – No one was injured in a small fire and explosion that ripped through a sawmill in Port Moody, B.C.
By Andrew Macklin
According to a report from the Tri-City News, investigators were unsure what ignited the initial fire, but the flames from the fire heated a tank, which caused the explosion at the Flavelle Sawmill. The explosion was powerful enough to blow a hole in the metal cladding wall.
The call came in around 2:25a.m., and firefighters wasted little time getting to the site. By the time they had arrived, the mill’s sprinkler system had controlled most of the blaze.
This is the second time in the last 10 months that fire has broken out at the Flavelle mill. In April of last year, sawdust fuelled a fire in the basement of the planer mill.
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