News Serious fire at Houston Canfor sawmill SHARE ON: Colin Dacre, staff Wednesday, May. 11th, 2016 The Canfor Sawmill in Houston was the site of a serious fire throughout the night. Canfor spokesperson Corrine Stavness says a fire was discovered in the kiln structure around 4:50pm Tuesday. It took place in one of the mills older older kilns, constructed in the late 60s. The company says there are six older kilns on site, however just three were operable and were being used for extra lumber drying capacity. Stavness says the newer kilns, the sawmill and the planer mill structures were not impacted by the fire. She says the impact to the operation is limited to a loss of drying capacity for lumber, and that they are “looking at mitigation options” while the rebuild the kilns. Houston Fire Chief Jim Daigneault confirmed they were at the scene until 4am this morning. Canfor says there were no injuries.