May 15, 2014 3:43 pm
Updated: May 15, 2014 7:51 pm

Malakwa mill fire

Newshawk

MALAKWA — A salvage contractor is in some hot water after causing a structure fire at an abandoned mill in Malakwa — north-east of Sicamous.

The fire was reported early Wednesday evening — mostly spot fires.

Officials say the contractor was using torches to salvage metal from the structure and failed to take the necessary precautions including proper fireguards and didn’t have ¬†fire suppression equipment on site.

The contractor is now the subject of an investigation.

The McKinney shake mill shut down about 15 years ago.

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