- Associated Press - Friday, November 4, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - Fire officials say two workers have been injured while trying to put out a fire at a plywood mill in Springfield.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/2fB9ZwC ) that the workers were hospitalized after the fire broke out at Pacific States Plywood Thursday night. Eugene Springfield Fire Department Chief Jeff Kronser says they suffered injuries that were not life threatening but potentially serious.

Kronser says employees at the mill had used protection lines to try and control the flames before firefighters arrived.

Fire crews were able to bring the blaze under control within an hour.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A Pacific States Plywood spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment.

The Springfield mill was also the site of a July 2013 blaze that caused heavy water damage but no injuries.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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