Fire departments respond to Galloway Mill fire

Crews from the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments responded to an early morning fire at Galloway Mill last Saturday.

  • Feb. 17, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Crews from the Jaffray and Baynes Lake Fire Departments responded to an early morning fire at Galloway Mill last Saturday.

Crews managed to get the fire under control, but not before it caused extensive damage to the building.

“We got the call just before 7 a.m. and nine firefighters responded,” Elk Valley and South Country Fire Services Chief Dave Boreen said. “The fire was in the control room for the kiln and caused extensive damage to both the structure and the computer and other equipment within the control room.”

As a result of the fire, the Elko Equipment Expo was cancelled. The information session and presentations scheduled for Saturday morning still went forward as planned.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

 

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