Prince George residents cast a wary eye on future after a night of fires

The Prince George Fire Department found Monday night to be one of a historic nature, as a fire at one Prince George Sawmill, sparked a number of other fires across the city leaving a major employer devastated and other local industries counting their losses.

The initial fire at Canfor’s North Central Plywood mill, flared up in the early evening of Monday sending burning, flying embers off in all directions a number of which landed in the BCR Industrial site and resulted in a warehouse and rail yard fire that was continuing to burn through the night and into Tuesday.

At one point during the night, City officials declared a local state of emergency in order to free up the Fire Department to seek out all resources to combat the string of fires, the most number of major fires ever in one night in the history of the city’s fire department…

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