UPDATE — Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 5:30 p.m. ET — We have more information about a fire that occurred Monday night at the Pot-latch Corporation facility in KI Sawyer.
Area fire departments were dispatched to the lumber yard around 10:30 p.m. According to Potlatch Vice President of Public Affairs Mark Benson, an exhaust fan on one of the exterior walls caught fire.
Minimal damage was done to the building and no injuries were reported. Benson says the mill, which runs two, ten-hour shifts, is scheduled to be back up and running by the end of the day. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
KI SAWYER — Multiple fire departments were called to a fire Monday night at Potlatch Corporation in KI Sawyer.
Emergency responders were called to the lumber yard around 10:30 p.m. An official on site tells ABC 10’s Jerry Taylor the fire started inside a building. No injuries have been reported. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time. According to their website, Potlatch produces precision cut studs and finger-jointed studs in spruce, pine and fir.
We will pass along more information as it becomes available.