Columbia Valley Pioneer staff
A fire at Canfor mill in Radium Hot Springs on Wednesday was a great example of how mutual aid works between fire departments.
Eight firefighters initially responded to the blaze at around noon when it was determined that a structure that houses wooden shavings (and dust) caught fire.
It was soon evident that more resources were required to deal with the incident, so the Radium Fire Department requested mutual aid and received help from the Columbia Valley Rural Fire & Rescue Services, which used its aerial apparatus (ladder truck) to tackle the fire.
There was no report of any injuries, and no information on damages.