Resolute Forest Products is reporting a fire broke out on Sunday (5-15-22) at its Ignace, Ontario sawmill. The fire was confined to the mill’s kiln drying operations. The mill is expected to remain in production. Resolute says that the company will send lumber to its mill in Atikokan to be dried until repairs are completed at Ignace.
Louis Bouchard, a spokesperson for Resolute, said that details about the extent of the damage have not been released by the Ignace fire department but described it as a “major” fire. Bouchard said Monday morning the cause is still under investigation.
The Ignace mill employs about 42 people directly, and Bouchard said he expects all employees will continue working despite the fire.
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Fire causes major damage at Resolute sawmill in Ignace