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Norbord suspends operations at mill, site evacuated due to BC wildfires

More than 8,500 people in BC have been ordered to leave their homes due to the wildfires.

July 10, 2017   by CP Staff

100 MILE HOUSE, BC — Production has been suspended at Norbord’s wood panel mill in 100 Mile House, one of the communities threatened by wildfires sweeping through BC’s Interior region.

Norbord says all of the mill’s employees have safely left the site, with no reported injuries, and the site was secure at the time of the evacuation.

The company is assessing the impact on the mill’s production of oriented strand board, a type of plywood substitute that’s used widely for building houses.

Officials say more than 8,500 people, including 1,500 in 100 Mile House, have been ordered to leave their homes due to the wildfires.

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