Swift Lumber Mill

Mill fire more nuisance than threat
A late-night August 10 fire at Swift Lumber Mill turned out to be little more than a 90-minute nuisance for mill officials. Occasional puffs of smoke emanated from a metal hopper that held pulp and sawdust (not wood chips as initially reported) but no significant ignition ever occurred. The smell of burnt or burning wood was prominent for several minutes after the arrival of firefighters, but no further flames erupted.…