No injuries as fire tears through logs stored at West Fraser mill in Chetwynd, B.C.

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CHETWYND, B.C. — Fire has charred huge piles of logs stored at a northeastern B.C. lumber mill operated by West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

A statement from the company says flames broke out in the log yard of the Chetwynd Lumber Mill early Thursday afternoon and continued to burn Friday.

The company says there were no injuries.

The mill is not at risk and the statement says the fire has been contained to the log yard while firefighters from several area departments work to stop its spread.

Chetwynd Mayor Allen Courtoreille says two BC Wildfire Service helicopters equipped with water buckets were among the crews that responded.

West Fraser says an investigation of the cause and estimate of the damage will begin when the fire is out.

North District RCMP say the fire is not considered suspicious.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 17, 2021.

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