An early-morning fire at West Fraser’s West Pine MDF Plant was extinguished without much difficulty on Wednesday (Oct 16).
Quesnel Fire Department chief Sylvain Gauthier says the blaze started in one of the plant’s industrial driers.
“It was confined to the drier itself,” he adds, “so it didn’t [spread] anywhere.”
Gauthier says the plant’s sprinkler system took care of the fire within the drier, and the few flames that escaped were quickly put out by the plant’s personnel who were on the scene.
The fire department responded with two fire engines, one ladder truck and 12 firefighters, but their job was restricted to ensuring the firee was completely out and the scene was safe.
“It was an easy one,” the chief says.