Explosion and fire damages Panolam Industries in Huntsville, Ontario

Town of Huntsville
January 22, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

HUNTSVILLE, Ontario — Around noon on January 20, fire fighters from the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Panolam Industries in Huntsville. Fire fighters discovered debris and damage that indicated that a large two-story industrial dryer used for drying wood dust had suffered an explosion inside of it. This dryer is on the exterior of the plant. The interior of the plant was unaffected. Fire fighters then extinguished the resulting fire with the support of Panolam’s industrial fire brigade. No injuries occurred as a result of the explosion or fire. …The plant’s fire protection systems contributed greatly to minimizing the impact of the fire. [Panolam is a surface systems company for countertops, cabinet, furniture, panels and doors]

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