Mulch pile continues to burn at destroyed lumber mill

The fire that destroyed a McBride lumber manufacturer was continuing to burn away in a nearby mulch pile, Fraser-Fort George Regional District said Monday.

The blaze leveled BKB Cedar Manufacturing, a major employer in the small community 220 kilometres east of Prince George, early Wednesday morning.

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"Protection works have been applied to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring properties and crews continue to monitor closely," FFGRD spokeswoman Rene McCloskey said in an update.

The public is being asked to stay away from the site.

"Only authorized people are allowed on scene for the safety of the fire fighters and the public, as well as the integrity of the investigation," McCloskey said. "The public's cooperation in this matter is appreciated."

Upwards of 35 people worked at BKB. Steps have been taken to help them deal with the fallout, notably through Robson Valley Support Society.

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