Workers, Firefighters Battle Wood Plant Fire

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 04:08 PM gHale

Workers and firefighters teamed to tame a fire that broke out at the Louisiana Pacific OSB Plant in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, over the weekend, officials said.

Firefighters got the call came before 8 p.m. last Saturday, said Dawson Creek Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Bob Fulton.

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Fulton said a team of 15 firefighters responded to a fire located in the roof of the OSB plant, above the plant’s press room.

Firefighters were helped by LP staff who instantly started fighting the fire before firefighters arrived.

With the help from plant staff, the fire department was able to contain the fire to the immediate area of the presses, and stop the fire extending into the roof spaces over the rest of the plant.

No one suffered an injury in the fire, and damage to the plant was minimal.

The Dawson Creek facility makes Oriented Strand Board (OSB). OSB is a type of engineered lumber similar to particle board, formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands in specific orientations.

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