Fire at Domtar plant in Baileyville extinguished

Posted Jan. 04, 2010, at 1:38 p.m.

BAILEYVILLE, Maine — Firefighters from Baileyville, Princeton and Calais responded early Monday morning to a fire in a building at Domtar.

The fire damaged a large building which housed machinery to feed bark to a boiler, company spokesman Scott Beal said.

“There was some damage to the structure itself,” Beal said. “No one was hurt.”

Beal said that during the winter storm over the weekend, a brief power outage knocked out electricity to the mill.

“This may have influenced the fire,” he said, when machinery was re-started. “A stray ember from the boiler could have started it.”

Beal said the fire was reported by employees about 4 a.m.

All firefighters cleared the scene by 7 a.m.

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