UPDATE: Pembroke Mill Fire Deemed Non-Suspicious
The fire that destroyed a lumber mill on Boundary Road in Pembroke this month has been deemed non-suspicious, and was likely caused by a mechanical failure.
That’s what the Fire Marshal's Office has concluded following its investigation into the January 2 blaze at the Heideman & Sons Planing Mill.
Pembroke Fire Chief Dan Herback shared the news on Friday morning.
"There was no suspicion whatsoever on this fire", Herback said.
"The Fire Marshal's Office considered that it was going to be a mehanical failure; sparks from a motor or an auger, or something to that effect", Herback said.
Herback says the Fire Marshal's Office has yet to submit its final written report, which it typically does within 60 days after a fire, but has indicated to him that the mechnical determination will be the final ruling.
Nobody was injured in fire, which also brought down a key power line, leading to a 10-hour blackout across the city.
Heideman’s, which was planning to close the Pembroke mill, has said its focus is now turning to expanding its Eganville operations.
The recent snow storm in Eastern Canada caused many road accidents. This trucker rammed a couple of police cars that were already in an unfortunate situation.
This is as Australian as it gets. This guy is using the sun to cook kangaroo and crocodile meat in his backyard. WARNING: THIS MAN SWEARS LIKE A PIRATE
Pipelines in Mexico were tapped more than 12,000 times by fuel theft gangs in 2018. This is what happened this week when a smoker stepped close as people were stealing fuel. WARNING DISTURBING CONTENT