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Blaze extinguished at Port Townsend Paper mill

WASHINGTON (From news reports) -- No one was hurt in a fire at the Port Townsend Paper Mill on Saturday afternoon, 22 January 2022.

East Jefferson Fire Rescue firefighters were called to the mill at 2:40 p.m. after the blaze began in an enclosed conveyor belt carrying wood chips into the mill and spread into the sixth floor, according to fire district spokesperson Phyllis Speser.

The fire sent a black cloud into the sky, according to reports.

The blaze in the conveyor belt was put out by 3:16 p.m. and the sixth floor fire at 3:31 p.m., Speser said.

The cause remained under investigation on Sunday.

Assisting were Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue, Clallam County Fire District 3, Poulsbo Fire Department and Quilcene Fire Rescue.

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