Fire crews battled an early morning industrial fire at Elmsdale Lumber on Nov. 4. (Submitted photo)

ELMSDALE: Fire crews from across the Corridor had a busy Saturday morning on Nov. 4.

After some crews had just got back from a structure fire call in the Noel area, they were paged out at approximately 7:30 a.m. to a fire at Elmsdale Lumber.

Elmsdale Fire Chief Kevin Goodman said the call came in initially as an alarm activation, but was quickly upgraded to a structure fire.

“There were numerous calls to 911 reporting smoke and flames coming from the building,” said Goodman.

(Submitted photo)

Nine Mile River fire was first on scene as they were in the area refuelling from the call to Noel; Lantz fire was next as they were cleaning up at their hall from the Noel fire as well.

Goodman said initial size-up reported fire in the wood chip hopper and smoke coming from various openings.

“Lantz engine was the attack engine deploying lines to the wood chip hopper and interior of the building,” he said.

Units from Elmsdale, Enfield, Milford, and Station 40 were also on scene.

The water supply was from hydrants in the lumber yard.

“ELCO staff assisted fire crews with local knowledge and feeding fire crews,” he said. “N.S. Power was called to the scene to isolate power to the building.”

Fire command was terminated at 1:57 p.m. when Elmsdale fire returned to quarters.

Goodman said the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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