The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire early this (Thursday) morning.
Fire Chief Ron Richert.
“Approximately 5-30 am this morning the Quesnel Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Jade Street. (Across Highway 97 from Lakeview School) Upon arrival we had a fully engulfed structure, and it turned out to be a portable sawmill with a roof structure over top.”
Richert says they had to cut the gate to gain access to the property.
He says they received multiple 9-1-1 calls.
“The homeowner was home at the time. There were no injuries. The sawmill was completely destroyed though. We had about 16 fire fighters on scene for about an hour and a half.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.