Tamarack sawmill near New Meadows, Idaho catches fire

The Lewiston Tribune
February 20, 2023
Category: Business & Politics

NEW MEADOWS, Idaho — The Evergreen Forest Products sawmill south of New Meadows closed this week after a fire broke out in the mill’s main building early Monday morning, according to Meadows Valley Fire and EMS. Nobody was hurt in the fire, which is expected to keep the Evergreen mill, also known as the Tamarack Mill, closed for up to two weeks. “Two employees heard explosions and saw the fire around the mill’s two bandmill headrigs,” Evergreen president Rodney Krogh told The Star-News on Tuesday. …The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, fire marshal Knute Sandahl said. Krogh suspects the fire started in an electrical control panel that feeds power to the headrig, which makes the first cuts on unprocessed logs entering the mill. …The sawmill is the second largest employer in Adams County.

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