Fire halts work at Catalyst Paper in Port Alberni

Catalyst Paper employees work to put out a fire in the No. 4 paper machine’s dryer while waiting for Port Alberni Fire Dept. firefighters to arrive, Monday morning (March 11). GARY CHECK PHOTO

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Fire crews from Catalyst Paper and the Port Alberni Fire Department spent Monday morning (March 11) extinguishing a fire that started in the dryer at No. 4 paper machine.

Crews were called to the mill after 8 a.m. and finally left the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the fire, according to a mill employee. A cause for the fire has not been released.

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Source: Chemainus Valley Courier