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Wood chip pile fire doused

Lumby firefighters, with help from Lavington crews, doused a wood chip pile fire Saturday night in the middle of the village.

"It spontaneously combusted," said Lumby Fire Chief Tony Clayton.

The fire department was called out around 7 p.m.

"It was right in town, almost behind the fire department," Clayton said, describing the location of the fire.

The wood chips are a reserve pile for Tolko Industries, he said.

Two Lumby fire trucks with ten firefighters plus a tender and crew from Lavington fought the fire for about three hours.

The fire chief admitted to concern the blaze could have spread to nearby buildings.

Clayton said the property owner would be maintaining a watch on the pile.



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