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Elk County Paper Mill Fire Update
7/13/2013
 
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Fire Crews in Elk County battling a stubborn blaze at a paper company for 20 hours.  A fire broke out at the Domitar Paper Company on Center Street in Johnsonburg about noon yesterday.  Dispatch says the Firefighters worked over night leaving at 9:30 this morning totaling up to 20 hours.  The fire sparked in an underground tunnel.  There was some concern that the pile of woodchips above the tunnel would ignite.  Firefighters from several surrounding counties were called in to help.  They had to use fire fighting foam to help cool and suffocate the fire.  The mill will continue to operate aside from the one tunnel.
  
 
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