This morning 9/11/2023 Fire units from The Toledo Fire Department & Emergency Response Team (ERT) from Georgia-Pacific responded to GP for a reported fire in dryer section of the paper building at the Georgia-Pacific (GP) container board mill in Toledo. Upon arrival, Toledo Fire crews and the GP ERT found smoke & fire showing from the roof vent of the building containing a wood chip dryer unit.
The mill’s fire suppression system worked as designed. Toledo Fire Department requested mutual aid assistance from surrounding Fire agencies. Firefighters worked diligently to locate the seat of the fire and was successful in extinguishment. There was no danger involving hazardous materials and no danger to the public.
All personnel at the GP plant are accounted for and there were no injuries to GP employees, the public or firefighters. Units are still on scene evaluating the progress of the fire extinguishment to ensure no rekindles occur. Georgia Pacific ERT & Toledo Fire Department were assisted by Newport Fire Department, Siltez Valley Fire, Depoe Bay Fire, North Lincoln Fire, Seal Rock Fire, Central Coast Fire, and Pacific West Ambulance.