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WorkSafe investigating Canfor mill fire

Vanderhoof RCMP and WorkSafe officials are investigating a sawmill fire.

Police were called out to Canfor’s Plateau Mill 25 kilometres west of the community shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday.

Vanderhoof Fire Services crews were able to quickly put out the small fire. Emergency workers treated and cleared all staff who were exposed to smoke.

The fire was sparked by a welding torch near the edger machine during some routine maintenance.

Without the quick action of Canfor employees and Vanderhoof fire crews, RCMP say the fire could have been much worse.

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