News

Tembec fire investigation wraps

 

The investigation by Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services into last Thursday night’s fire at the Tembec planer mill wrapped up Friday afternoon. Investigators indicate that the cause is undetermined and deem the fire as not suspicious in nature.

The Tembec planer mill facility has been closed and unused for several months. Neither the kiln nor the finger joint plant on the property was involved in the fire.

The property has now been turned back over to Tembec. The company will be working to secure the site and begin clean up.

There were no injuries and no damage estimate is available. The planer mill facility was completely destroyed.

At approximately 9:55 p.m. on Thursday November 1, Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services were called to a fire at the Tembec planer mill, located just off Theatre Road in Cranbrook.

In all 18 fire fighters, two engines and the ladder truck responded to the call and found the facility engulfed.

Responders created a perimeter and began actioning the blaze. Fire crews were also able to successfully move and save several pieces of heavy equipment away from the site.

Fire crews remained on scene throughout the night watching for flair ups and dousing hot spots.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
B.C. to announce Peace River dam decision
Meet the 2014 Citizen of the Year
 
No injuries in Cranbrook truck accident
 
Playpen donates to help animals
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
 
Two killed in snowmobile accident
 
Thief jailed after striking twice at Penticton retirement home

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 15 edition online now. Browse the archives.