Crofton Fire Department members quickly snuffed out a small fire in a scrapyard at the Crofton mill Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Small fire at Crofton mill snuffed out quickly

Yard scrap pile ignites, but did not spread much

Crofton Fire Department responded to a small fire in a scrapyard Tuesday afternoon at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton pulp mill.

“Initially we had two halls responding from Crofton and Maple Bay, but Maple Bay was not required and Crofton handled it with their initial crew,” noted Martin Drakeley, the Municipality of North Cowichan’s manger of fire and bylaw services.

The fire was contained to an area of about six feet by six feet in a place known as the boneyard, according to a Catalyst employee at the security gate.

People on site had it out before the arrival of firefighters and “we just ensured it was thoroughly wet,” added Drakeley.

Just Posted

Cowichan Valley man restores 1962 Qualicum Beach fire truck he bought for $1

Vintage vehicle in working order and ready to hit the road

North Cowichan pursues new flood mitigation plan for Canada Avenue

Municiplaity applies for $750,000 for $1.9 million project from UBCM

Editorial: Don’t let your road rage get the better of you

Road safety largely comes down to trusting the drivers around us.

Sidaway on fire for Cowichan’s Caps

Tanner Sidaway exploded for a pair of two-goal games in the span… Continue reading

Charles Hoey Park packed for Remembrance Day

101st anniversary of Armistice marked in downtown Duncan

Disney Plus gives Canadians a streaming platform that nearly matches U.S. version

The Walt Disney Company’s new subscription platform unveiled a comprehensive offering of nearly 500 films

Bill Murray dons iconic Hudson’s Bay scarf to watch Canucks game in Vancouver

Murray is in Vancouver to film The Now, a mini-series directed by Peter Farrelly

Canadian allergists’ group wants Benadryl behind the counter due to side effects

Some doctors say the medication is over-used because of its easy availability

B.C. government grappling with multiple labour disputes by public-sector unions

Public-sector unions may have expectations of a labour-friendly NDP government

‘We love you, Alex!’: Trebek gets choked up by ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s answer

The emotional moment came in Monday’s episode when Trebek read Dhruv Gaur’s final answer

Birthday boy: Pettersson nets 2 as Canucks beat Predators

Vancouver ends four-game winless skid with 5-3 victory over Nashville

Judge rejects Terrace man’s claim that someone else downloaded child porn on his phone

Marcus John Paquette argued that other people had used his phone, including his ex-wife

Petition for free hospital parking presented to MP Jody Wilson-Raybould

What started as a B.C. campaign became a national issue, organizer said

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

Most Read