Corwood Tahtsa mill in Houston BC at 12:34 a.m. on May 24.

Fire at Corwood Timber destroys building

On May 24 at 12:34 a.m. a building at Corwood Timber, Tahtsa mill burnt down. “There was a fire at the Tahtsa mill site early Wednesday morning. The building that contained the chipper burnt,” said Jim Daigneault, chief of the Houston Volunteer Fire Department. “The call came in at 12:34 a.m, the building was fully involved at that time. We were on site for approximately three hours and had 11 firefighters on scene. The building was a total loss.” Stephen Burkholder, general manager for Tahtsa said, “The main loss was electrical equipment. We will be rebuilding the roof. We are rebuilding the equipment and hope to be running by the end of next week. We have a great crew at the mill and local contractors that are really pulling together to get the mill back up and running. The Houston Volunteer Fire Department did a fantastic job in controlling the fire. The Houston community is lucky to have a fire crew that is so professional.”

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