Firefighters respond to blaze in north end of city

Black smoke as seen seen from the parking lot of the Metro on second line, June 23, 2021 (Dan Gray/
Sault Fire Services Tanker 1 responding to the fire at Boniferro, June 23, 2021 (Dan Gray/

If you were to look north from most of the west end of the city late this afternoon, you would have seen billowing black smoke.

At approximately 4:30 Sault Fire Services were called to a blaze in the yard at Boniferro Mill Works, off third line.

Upon arrival, we have learned, Sault Fire Services encountered multiple pieces of yard equipment and a sawdust pile on fire.

Crews from all stations were on scene as well as the platoon chief. The fire was brought under control quickly, but some crews remained on scene for nearly 2 hours cleaning up hotspots.

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