Fire at Port Alberni mill under construction another setback for vulnerable forestry industry

The fire at the San Group's remanufacturing plant means its opening, scheduled for a few weeks from now, will be delayed. (Port Alberni Fire Department)

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A fire has destroyed part of a new mill that was under construction in Port Alberni, B.C., in another blow to Vancouver Island's forestry industry.

Firefighters from the Port Alberni Fire Department, as well as volunteers members from the Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek fire departments arrived on scene at 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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Source: CBC News

 

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