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Massive blaze destroys Libby timber company

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LIBBY - Fire officials report that Libby has lost one of the last timber industry companies.

The Libby Volunteer Fire Department reports SK Fingerjoint burned to the ground on Sunday.

Some 25 volunteer firefighters spent over 10 hours at the scene of the blaze, with some remaining on at the plant site on Monday morning.

According to a post from the volunteer department, "our retired members came to help also and Troy VFD came to mutual aid us and stand by for any other calls that might have come along."

One minor injury was reported battling the blaze. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Libby fire marshal are still trying to determine what sparked the blaze.

"Our hearts go out to those employees and families that work there ( including one of our own volunteers). Even though this is what we train for, we never like seeing this happen and we always wish we could have done more," the Facebook post concluded.

The Lincoln County Health Department is in the process of evaluating debris spread by the fire and any potential impacts to public health. Anyone who finds debris on their property that may have come from this fire should call (406) 283-2442.

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LIBBY - MTN News is working to get more information on a fire that happened Sunday at SK Fingerjoint Inc. in Libby.

SK Fingerjoint is located at the old Stimson lumber company site.

The business opened in 2014 under a former Stimson employee, Dan Kneller

At this point, we have limited information on what started the fire, how much damage was done and how many jobs may have been lost.

We have a reporter headed to Libby and will have more information as it becomes available.

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