A low-grade fire in a pellet silo at the Pacific Bioenergy plant in Prince George, B.C., has been smouldering for days. The burning pellets are being slowly removed from the silo, while the company is also injecting inert gas into the structure to prevent a full-blown blaze from erupting, according to reports by the Prince George Citizen.

“And of course, any time you’re dealing with wood products in any wood products manufacturing plant, you’re always concerned about wood dust,” company spokesman Kevin Brown said. “And so, you want to move very slowly, very methodically.”

The plant is currently shut down except for the skeleton crew working on removing the pellets.

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