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Fire at Prince George causes damage


February 1, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Prince George, BC -Prince George Pulp and Paper restarted after it was temporarily shut down by a fire in January that caused extensive damage to its chip building and chip conveyor system.

Prince George, BC -Prince George Pulp and Paper restarted after it was temporarily shut down by a fire in January that caused extensive damage to its chip building and chip conveyor system.

Canfor confirmed that the digesters and other components of the mill as well as on site chip inventories were unaffected by the fire. The company is investigating chip in-feed alternatives to minimize production disruptions.

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Until the duration of the production disruption is determined and estimates of repair costs can be made, the financial impact cannot be accurately estimated. However, based on current information including insurance coverage, this incident was not expected to have a material effect on the financial condition of the Canfor Partnership, according to a company release.


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