Electrical Fire Temporarily Reduces Production Capacity at Montrose Forest Products Facility

An electrical fire, late Friday night, in the de-barker area of the Montrose Forest Products facility in Montrose, Colorado, has the mill temporarily operating at a reduced capacity. Preliminary damages were estimated at $25,000. Mike Kusar, general manager said in an interview with the Montrose Daily Press, that “It wasn’t catastrophic, but it wasn’t good, nonetheless.” “We had mainly electrical damage to our de-barker area. We are running production today, but it is at less than full capacity. We are still making repairs. No one was injured. The fire district did a great job, getting right out there and getting it out.” Kusar also noted that “I think our sprinkler system paid for itself this weekend.”

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