FTLComm - Arborfield - January 12, 2000

With temperatures hovering around -30 the plume from the wood mill West of Arborfield and that of the dehydration plant were joined by this tower of smoke. There are no details available as to the cause of this fire but the whole compliment of feed for the winter for this farm is rapidly turning from huge bails to huge balls of white smoke.

No attempts were being made to put out the blaze at noon yesterday when these pictures were taken but it appeared that the damage was so extensive that there was no point in attempting to fight the fire.