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Fire at Crofton mill contained late Wednesday night

No details yet on the extent of damage or the cause
A fire at the Paper Excellence Crofton mill was contained as of late Wednesday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

A fire within the mechanical pulp mill operation at Paper Excellence’s Catalyst Crofton mill was contained late Wednesday night.

As of 10:30 p.m., the fire was almost out with crews from the four fire departments called to the site working diligently to make that happen as quickly as possible.

“We will be fully investigating the event in the coming days to ascertain the cause,” noted Graham Kissack, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety and corporate communications for Paper Excellence.

More details as they become available.

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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