ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Wood dust is being blamed for an explosion that rocked Woodworks, a custom furniture maker based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. No injuries were reported as a result of Monday's blaze which temporarily shut down the 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
According to local news reports, the fire appears to have been contained in the hopper. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation by area fire departments as well as WorkSafe BC.
Two are confirmed dead and another two are still missing following a suspected comdust explosion in a wood flour mill in Bosley, Cheshire.
Founded in 1952, Woodworks manufactures oak and maple solid wood furniture for the dining room, bedroom and home office.
Video of the comdust fire is courtesy of freelance videographer Kevin MacDonald/KAM Productions (YouTube).
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