Fire Destroys Two Pellet Facilities at Port of Brunswick

Water falls through the smoke onto burning wood fuel pellets that are inside one of two warehouses that fire destroyed Saturday at the Marine Ports Terminal at the Port of Brunswick. Photo Credit: Terry Dickson, Florida Times-Union.

Water falls through the smoke onto burning wood fuel pellets that are inside one of two warehouses that fire destroyed Saturday at the Marine Ports Terminal at the Port of Brunswick. Photo Credit: Terry Dickson, Florida Times-Union.

Fire destroyed two wood pellet facilities on Saturday, July 11, at the Georgia Ports Authority’s Marine Ports Terminal in Brunswick. No injuries were reported from the incident.

The fire took place at Logistec, a Canadian company that leases the bulk shipment facility from the Ports Authority. According to the Florida Times-Union, both warehouses contained 20,000 to 30,000 tons of wood fuel pellets intended for markets in Europe.

Georgia Ports Authority spokesman Robert Morris told the Florida Times-Union on Sunday, July 12, that the cause of the fire was still unknown and there was no estimate of total damage in the loss of the buildings and the product.

“Most importantly, no one was injured,” Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec, said in a July 13 statement. “The firefighters and emergency personnel on location did a remarkable job containing the fire and protecting both our employees and the community.”

Members of Logistec’s senior management team are now on site assessing the situation and are working very closely with local authorities. The Georgia Forestry Association will report on this issue as it progresses. Follow the links below for more information:

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