A small fire which has been “isolated and contained” broke out in a small section of Hyne Timber’s Tuan Mill near Maryborough in Queensland yesterday afternoon.
In a media statement issued this afternoon, Hyne Timber confirmed that there will be no disruption to the timber supply.
According to Hyne Timber CEO, Jim Bindon, “By 9pm, we commenced restoration work,” with “shifting commencing as usual this morning.”
According to a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson, the incident was reported at 3.30 pm.
The incident led to staff being evacuated from the sawmill as fire crews performed ‘fire suppression’ on the small blaze.
Mr Bindon confirmed that “the ignition correctly triggered our fire suppression system with fire sprinklers activated in the area, successfully containing the fire.”
The cause of the fire remains a subject of investigation.
According to Mr Bindon, “One team member has been assessed by the Queensland Ambulance Service at the Mill for potential smoke inhalation.”
Mr Bindon confirmed that the staff member was taken to hospital by a member of the Hyne Timber team, “but he has since been discharged.”
Wood Central has contacted Hyne Timber and will provide more information about the fire damage throughout the day.