Fire at Tolko Sawmill in Merritt

By Jessica Lepp
February 28, 2016 - 10:48am

MERRITT, B.C. — Merritt Fire Rescue responded to a fire at the Tolko sawmill around 1:30 Saturday afternoon.

Fire Chief Dave Tompkinson says a hydraulic oil tank was on fire.

“Prior to firefighters arriving, the sprinkler system had activated. The sawmill employees had actioned the fire with extinguishers and a hose line,” says Tompkinson.

The fire was inside the the plant, and spread to some machinery above.

Tomkinson says, as the fire department was leaving, the sawmill was already getting back up and running.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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