Powder & Bulk Solids is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

fire-8837_1920.jpg Image courtesy of Pixabay

Possible Combustible Dust Fire at Wood Pellet Plant

Firefighters spent several hours extinguishing a two-alarm fire at the New England Wood Pellet plant in Jaffrey, NH on Tuesday, several local news organizations reported. One worker was injured during the blaze.

Crews were dispatched to the Old Sharon Road facility at about 9:30 p.m. and brought the flames under control by 11:30 p.m., according to an account by television news station WMUR. Several area fire departments responded to the blaze. 

Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker told the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript that the fire seems to have involved combustible wood dust generated by wood pellet manufacturing. The newspaper’s coverage noted that a machine ignited. 

An investigation into the cause of the fire was opened by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, WMUR said. 

Established in 1992, New England Wood Pellet produces PFI certified pellet fuel products. 

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish