THUNDER BAY – A structural brand at Resolute Forest Products was brought under the control of the employees' quick action and help from firefighters.
Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was convened for reports on a structural fire on Resolute Forest Products on Neebing Avenue on Sunday morning just after 3 am.
Security staff guided arriving units to the fire, which was located in number five paper machine.
A bearing failure in the machine caused the fire and spread to the ventilation system. The mill's employees brought the fire under control before the fire personnel arrived, after which they helped the employees to extinguish the fire completely.
There were no reports of any damage or extent of the injury. Four Thunder Bay Fire Rescue pumps and an air ladder responded to the call.