Category Archives: Paper Mill / Saw Mill

Kalamazoo, MI – (No Media Coverage) Fire damage minimized at paper plant thanks to sprinkler system

***No Media Coverage – Fire Department Reported*** On Friday October 6, 2017 a sprinkler activated and successfully kept a paper manufacturing plant operational.

Paper from recycling collection points had been compacted into bales. The bales were awaiting to be made into pulp and were in transitional storage.… Continue Reading »

Rothschild, WI – No injuries as sprinkler system contains electrical fire at Domtar plant

A backup boiler is to blame for a small electrical fire at Domtar’s Rothschild plant Monday morning.

Crews from SAFER, Riverside, and Kronenwetter fire departments were called to the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Plant general manager Kathy Collins said the departments were called after the buildings fire alarm and sprinkler system were engaged.Continue Reading »

Searsmont, ME – Sawmill fire suppressed with help from sprinkler system; No injuries and minimal damage

Firefighters from several towns responded to Robbins Lumber Co. the afternoon of Nov. 14 for a reported fire in one of the facility’s buildings. Crews from Appleton, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill and Searsmont responded to the incident, which was reported shortly before 3 p.m.Continue Reading »

Forest Grove, OR – Sprinkler systerm keeps lumber mill fire from spreading

Two mill workers were examined for smoke inhalation injuries after a fire at the Stimson Lumber Mill Sunday morning.  The fire was reported Sunday morning at the Gaston-area mill on Southwest Scoggins Valley Road.   The mill’s sprinkler system went off and kept the fire from spreading, Forest Grove Fire spokesperson Matt Johnson said.  Continue Reading »

Escanaba, MI – Fire at paper mill contained with help from sprinkler system

Escanaba Public Safety responded to a fire in one of the wood rooms of the Verso Paper Mill in Wells Township.

According to Escanaba Public Safety, they were dispatched at approximately 11:25 a.m. to assist Verso Fire Brigade. Public safety responded with one pumper, the 75 foot ladder truck and the rescue unit with the portable air filling station.Continue Reading »