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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wood Plant Fire Not Suspicious

Shelburne | by Claire McCormack  

Officials say the fire caused at least $1 million in damage

Days after a major structure fire at a wood plant in Shelburne, firefighters were still using heavy equipment to put out hot spots.

Shelburne police say although it's too early to establish a final dollar value to the loss of the building, equipment and product, but it is expected to be at least $1 million.

Police say the Fire Marshall`s office has been in contact with the fire department, and they will not be attending the scene of the fire.

They say although there is significant damage to property, the fire does not appear suspicious or the result of foul play.

The blaze began sometime around 5p.m. Thursday August 10th.

One of the main production buildings on the property was found to be mostly engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived on scene.

Five fire departments battled the fire including Honeywood, Grand Valley, Orangeville, and Dundalk Fire departments.

Dufferin County Paramedics were also at the scene.

There were no major injuries reported, however two people, including one fire fighter, were treated at the scene by paramedics.

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