PotlatchDeltic Corporation is confirming reports of a fire at their Ola, Arkansas, sawmill on the morning of Sunday June 13, 2021. The fire occurred in the primary log breakdown area of the mill. The planer mill, kiln and shipping department were not impacted by the blaze. PotlatchDeltic is saying processing of existing rough lumber inventories will be completed as soon as possible.
The Ola, Arkansas sawmill employs approximately 148 people in the mill and wood procurement operations. The sawmill has the capacity to produce approximately 150 million board feet of lumber a year. PotlatchDeltic is committed to its operations in Ola and will be assessing options and timing for repair to the damaged areas. A determination regarding downtime and costs to repair the Ola mill will be made as the extent of damage is fully assessed. The company is preparing an insurance claim, including business interruption. PotlatchDeltic log deliveries will be diverted to other mills in the area as much as possible, however harvesting operations may be impacted.
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PotlatchDeltic Reports Fire Damage at Ola, Arkansas Sawmill