UPDATED: Mission mill catches fire
An excavator was brought in to help firefighters extinguish spot fires after one of the buildings at Green River Log Sales caught fire Saturday morning.
Mission Fire/Rescue Service was called to the Timberwood Avenue cedar mill just before 10 a.m., and arrived to find heavy smoke and flames shooting from one of the large buildings facing the Fraser River, said Chief Ian Fitzpatrick.
The building and contents had been auctioned off the week previous, he said, and welding crews had stopped working on that building Friday evening.
The fire was not suspicious, said Fitzpatrick.
Thirty firefighters from station one and three worked to extinguish the blaze for about two hours, and an excavator was used to get to the last sections of burning material. Some firefighters were on scene until approximately 5:30 p.m.