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Firefighters respond to fire at Resolute Forest Products

The cause of the fire is said to be an overheated piece of machinery.
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THUNDER BAY – Fire crews were on scene Thursday evening at a structural fire on the city’s south side.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue crews responded to a structural fire around 6:30 p.m. at Resolute Forest Products.

First arriving units were met with smoke and flames coming from a large metal 10-storey structure.

A second alarm was initiated.

According to a release, crews wearing self-contained breathing apparatus extended 45 millimetre hose lines to the upper parts of the structure to apply water thus containing the fire to the center of the structure.

This tactic limited damage mostly to hydraulic control and drive mechanisms. The fire did not extend beyond this location. 

The cause of the fire is believed to be an overheated piece of machinery.

There were no reported injuries by staff at the facility.


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