There was a fire in Interfor‘s waste wood piles at its Castlegar sawmill in British Columbia yesterday.
High winds yesterday afternoon caused smoke to cover the Castlegar/Robson area. Fighting the fire proved difficult due to the winds. Two helicopter with bucket crews were brought in to assist and the fire was extinguished by midnight.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Fire Chief Gerry Rempel said the fire is not being treated as suspicious. No one was injured and structures were damaged.