Cause of Enderby blaze unknown

Fire officials can’t pinpoint an exact cause that destroyed a planer at North Enderby Timber June 17.

Officials spent the week since the fire sifting through the damage trying to determine how the blaze started.

“We had some ideas and some evidence but we couldn’t come up with anything conclusive,” said Enderby fire chief Kevin Alstad Friday.

The fire broke out at approximately 4:30 a.m. June 17, between shifts at the mill.

As a result of the blaze, eight employees were given temporary layoff notices.

The mill has a separate planer that it can put its wood in to do most of its planing.

The fire caused an estimated $400,000 to $500,000 in damages to the mill.



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