Members of the Williams Lake Fire Department successfully fought a blaze at West Fraser mill Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Photo submitted)

Members of the Williams Lake Fire Department successfully fought a blaze at West Fraser mill Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Photo submitted)

Members of Williams Lake Fire Department knock down blaze at West Fraser mill

Firefighters were called out at 2:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16

Members of the Williams Lake Fire Department (WLFD) fought a fire at the West Fraser mill early Monday morning, Nov. 16.

Fire Chief Erick Peterson said WLFD were called to the mill at Soda Creek Road at about 2:40 a.m. where a fire had broke out in the hopper that feeds the wood chipper.

In all, 14 firefighters fought the blaze until it was out, at about 6 a.m.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, however, is not suspicious in nature, Peterson noted.

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