Crews contain fire at Grande Cache sawmill
Published Friday, July 4, 2014 9:21AM MDT Last Updated Friday, July 4, 2014 12:18PM MDT
Fire crews were able to contain a fire in the yard at Foothills Forest Products in Grand Cache on Thursday July 3, 2014, and kept it from spreading through the mill. Photo: B. Calder Jr.
Firefighters were called out to a fire at a sawmill in Grande Cache, AB around 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
The blaze was contained to piles of cut wood in the mill lot, the mill itself was not damaged.
Tammy Lacroix, controller with Foothills Forest Products, confirmed the fire had been brought under control, but was still burning Friday morning with crews remaining on the scene.
While there were workers at the mill when the fire started, no injuries were reported and employees were sent home.
The mill manufactures a wide range of wood products including lumber and pellets made from dry waste goods.
According to their website, the company employs approximately 100 employees.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.