Crews respond to fire at Inland Empire Paper Company

MILLWOOD, Wash. — Crews responded to a fire at the Inland Empire Paper Company in Millwood on Wednesday night.

No sprinklers were activated when the fire sparked, so around four to five company employees attempted to fight the flames until Spokane firefighters arrived. Before those crews could knock down the fire, employees shut down the facility’s surrounding high-voltage electrical equipment.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but firefighters say it first sparked in a control room in the facility’s basement.