Fire raged through Timber Products Ampine Division mill

Photo By Channel 13, CBSSacramento

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – At approximately noon on July 25, 2022, a fire started at the Timber Products Ampine Division particleboard mill located in Sutter Creek, Calif.

The fire department was on site to fight the fire within minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation and the extent of the damage has yet to be determined. At the time the fire started, the plant was down for regular maintenance. All employees exited the building safely.

The Ampine Division plant manufactures particleboard primarily for use in the decorative overlay industry and for use in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets. The mill employs approximately 145 people.

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