|View video of fire at Watkins Sawmill.
MAPLE RIDGE, BC -- Two warehouses at Watkins Sawmill, a manufacturer of cedar shingles and siding products, were destroyed by fire on Friday, August 20.
The fire, which reportedly began at about 9 a.m., quickly spread and destroyed the two metal buildings used to store shakes and shingles and chemical wood preservatives. Neither building had a sprinkler system, according to CBC.
Approximately 12 fire trucks and crews responded to the fight the blaze.
No injuries were reported.
Posted by Rich Christianson
Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.