Nova Scotia

L and S Lumber yard in Caledonia damaged by fire

A fire chief in Queens County says people working to dismantle the L and S Lumber yard might have accidentally caused a fire.

About 30 per cent of Caledonia mill destroyed Wednesday night

One firefighter was sent to hospital for exhaustion. (The Canadian Press)

A fire chief in Queens County says people working to dismantle the L and S Lumber yard, once known as NF Douglas Lumber Ltd., might have accidentally caused a fire.

About 30 per cent of the Caledonia sawmill was destroyed Wednesday night.

"It took a while to get it under control. The basement of the mill and the very back end where it burned is heavily saturated with sawdust and oil and all kinds of a wonderful stuff, so it was a very well seeded fire that took us awhile to get it stopped," says David Lohnes, fire chief of the North Queens Fire Association.

He says the new owner can probably salvage the rest of the building.

One firefighter was sent to hospital for exhaustion.

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