PORT ANGELES, WA – The small fire that broke out at the newly reopened Peninsula Plywood mill on March 2 was caused by a malfunction in a large industrial ventilation motor above one of the dryers, according to Port Angeles fire officials.

The plant reopened on March 1.
 
According to the Peninsula Daily News, the fire was suppressed by the mill’s sprinkler system and caused only slight damage to the roof. The plywood mill was back in production the next day.

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