Sawmill Fire

Sawmill Fire

A fire was reported Wednesday in one of the storage buildings at Cottles Island Lumber Company on Cottles Island, near Summerford, NL. Fire fighters from Summerford and Twillingate were still on scene Thursday.
By the time firefighters reached the burning warehouse after being alerted by a passing motorist, it was entirely engulfed, said fire chief Terry Hann to CBC.
The warehouse contains the operation’s lumber and boiler, making the fire tougher to fight.
“A large portion of the property was still intact but obviously a major part of their operation is destroyed,” Hann said.

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