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Fire burns part of mill power generating plant

March 10th, 2017 - 05:00 am

(Port Angeles) – Crews were able to put out a fire in the big silo at the Co-generation plant at the Nippon mill in Port Angeles.

Firefighters were called to a structure fire at the mill about seven o'clock last night.

Nippon employees reported a fire near the top of the silo.

Smoke was showing from the top of the conveyor that moves boiler fuel to the silo.

Firefighters and mill employees overhauled the area and used pressurized water cans and a dry chemical extinguisher to mitigate the fire.

Fire department captain Jamie Mason says due to the remote

and elevated location, they couldn't use standard water hoses.

No one was injured, but the conveyor belt was burned through.

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