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Chetwynd yard fire - mill not at risk

Logs on fire in mill yard.

Chetwynd community members and businesses have helped pitch in over the last 15 hours to help fight multiple fires in the West Fraser mill yard located in the middle of Chetwynd.

"It is still burning like crazy," noted one resident on scene.

Authorities are still looking into the cause of the blaze, as the community continues to battle the fire Friday morning.

Air support has been called in and officials note the mill is not at risk. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. 

North District RCMP say the fire is not considered suspicious.

Canadian Press reports Chetwynd Mayor Allen Courtoreille says two BC Wildfire Service helicopters equipped with water buckets were among the crews that responded.

Original file:

Chetwynd fire and RCMP are on scene for what many resident are claiming is a massive fire in the West Fraser mill yard.

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