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Fire extinguished at Domtar paper mill

July 14, 2013

Photo by Joseph Bell An area firefighter surveys the scene during a recent fire at the Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg.

JOHNSONBURG – Crews left the scene at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning after battling a large fire at Domtar paper mill in Johnsonburg for nearly 20 hours; the blaze broke out early Friday afternoon in a tunnel beneath the chip yard at the mill.
Domtar, which employs roughly 400 people, is functional as crews will manually transport wood chips to the plant rather than use the conveyor belt system.

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