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Wildfire burning near Prince Albert pulp mill


May 18, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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A wildfire burning near the idled pulp mill in Prince Albert, Sask. has caused the city to call a state of emergency.

CBC reports that an evacuation order was implemented on May 17 for some nearby residents after the fire broke out that afternoon, fuelled by high winds.

It was the second wildfire in the area in as many days. Local news site paNOW reports that a different fire, possibly caused by lightning, started May 15 but had been put out by that day’s end.

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The mill, owned by Paper Excellence, is currently undergoing $600,000 in improvements as the company hopes to restart.

CBC reports the mill has been protected from the fire so far.

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