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Fire at Vaagen Bros. Lumber in Colville destroys electricity co-generation plant

An equipment malfunction is likely responsible for a fire that destroyed an electricity co-generation turbine at Vaagen Bros. Lumber in Colville, Washington on November 18, 2009. The blaze caused in excess of $1 million in damage and puts upwards of 20 employees out of work. The co-generation capability, which supplied three megawatts to the electrical grid, will take one to two years to rebuild said Russ Vaagen, company vice president.

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  • Fire at Vaagen Brothers knocks out co-generation facility
    The Statesmen Examiner - Colville, Washington - November 24, 2009

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  • Vaagen Bros. Lumber is a WTC client
  • Vaagen Brothers Lumber receives stimulus funding
    Posted 6/29/2009

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