The sawmill could remain closed for up to six months, but Tolko Industries has committed to rebuild and re-open the Lakeview facility in Williams Lake, B.C., that was damaged by fire in early November.

A local news site, The Williams Lake Tribune, quotes an email from general manager Troy Connolly: ““It’s hard to say exactly how long the mill will be down for at this time as the engineering for the rebuild has yet to be completed. It could be as long as six months.”

Another Tolko spokesperson told the Tribune there is definitely a commitment to rebuild.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and there is no estimate yet of the cost to rebuild.

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