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Fire crews respond to overnight fire at Resolute Forest Products

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at Resolute Forest Products early Sunday morning
The Resolute Forest Products pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay (tbnewswatch file photograph).

THUNDER BAY - A structural fire at Resolute Forest Products was brought under control by the quick action of employees and help from firefighters.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was called to reports of a structural fire at Resolute Forest Products on Neebing Avenue Sunday morning just after 3 a.m.

Security staff guided arriving units to the fire, which was located in the number five paper machine.

A bearing failure in the machine caused the fire and it spread to the ventilation system. Mill employees brought the fire under control prior to fire crews arriving, who then assisted employees in completely extinguishing the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries or to the extent of the damage. Four Thunder Bay Fire Rescue pumpers and an aerial ladder responded to the call.


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