Fire breaks out in Riddle mill

A commercial fire broke out at Roseburg Forest Products Plywood Plant #4, Oct. 12, 2017. (Photo by Bronson Knight)

RIDDLE, Ore. -- The Riddle Fire District reports it helped extinguish a blaze at a local mill overnight.

Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, Riddle, Canyonville-South Umpqua, Tri City, and Myrtle Creek fire departments all responded to a commercial fire at Roseburg Forest Products Plywood Plant #4 for a fire in the mill's dry end chip bins, the department said.

Plant #4 is located on Riddle Bypass Road in Riddle.

The fire was contained to the chip bins, according to the report.

Crews were predicted to remain on scene until about 5:30 a.m. to finish mopping up the fire.

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