Multiple alarm fire at Sierra Pacific kept to outside of sawmill
No injuries from a conveyor belt fire early Sunday morning at Sierra Pacific. Aberdeen Battalion Chief Troy Palmer tells us they responded to the Junction City area, along with Fire District #10, and Hoquiam’s ladder truck, just after 1:30 Sunday morning to find a 350 foot section of conveyor belt burning along the back of the mill.
A total of 15 firefighters responded to the alarm. 8 firefighters responded from AFD with 1 command unit, 2 Engines, and 1 Medic Unit. A total of 5 Firefighter responded from GHFD #10 with 2 Engines, and 1 Aid Car. A mutual aid Ladder Truck was also requested from the Hoquiam Fire Department that responded with 2 firefighters.
Palmer said the fire took a total of 15 firefighters about 2 and a half hours to get under control, but they were able to contain it to just the equipment and prevented it from entering the wood mill. The cause of the fire is under investigation, damages were not yet available from Sierra Pacific.
It was a busy weekend for Aberdeen crews, they also knocked down a shed on fire in the 200 block of Scott street Saturday afternoon, no injuries were reported there.