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Fire reported at US wood pellet facility

A fire broke out at US-based Michigan Wood Pellet Fuel (MWPF) facility in the small hours of 6 May.

Firefighters were alerted after members of the public reported smoke and flames coming from the building as three departments were alerted to tackle the blaze.

Captain Chris Tinney of the Holland Department of Public Safety was quoted as saying that the fire was contained to a small area of the 46,000sq ft upon their arrival.

‘We believe it was due to a fire in some electrical conductors,’ he added. ‘The fire was contained to a very small area and damage is limited.’

Damage to MWPF is estimated to be under $10,000 (€7,645).