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Members of the Elko and Baynes Lake Fire Departments responded to a call at the Elko saw mill Wednesday evening after a piece of equipment caught fire.

“When we arrived, we found a loader engulfed in flames. We were able to quickly isolate the fire to prevent it from spreading into nearby fuels in the yard,” says Elk Valley & South Country Fire & Rescue Service Chief Michael Hockley. “Once the flames were knocked back, our priority was ensuring the fire was fully extinguished and there were no hot spots remaining.”

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In total, there were nine firefighters and three pieces of apparatus involved in the response. There were no injuries.

“The equipment operator and other staff did a great job of following safety protocols and calling for assistance quickly,” adds Hockley. “Their actions, combined with the quick response from our team, meant a big difference in the magnitude and potential of this call.”

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