Huge Fire Strikes Cascades' Paper Mills in New York
NIAGARA FALLS, NY—A raging blaze struck Cascades’ Greenpac and Norampac paperboard mills here last Saturday, injuring three firefighters, according to The Buffalo News.
It took 13 volunteer fire departments and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to bring the fire—which was still smoldering two days later—under control. The Norampac facility suffered extensive damage, while the Greenpac mill was said to be minimally impacted.
While damage is estimated to be in the millions of dollars, the newspaper noted that firefighters were able to battle back the flames and salvage the $463 million Greenpac paper mill. Dry conditions and high winds enabled the flames to jump from paper stack to paper stack. Hot spots caused the fire to flare again on Sunday.