Days after a grand re-opening celebration, local media reported that two firefighters were injured as they helped to extinguish a fire at the Nine Dragons Paper mill in Old Town, Maine. The Portland Press Herald said the fire originated in a lime kiln, which is used in making unbleached softwood pulp that is produced at the mill.
ND Paper, Nine Dragons’ U.S. affiliate, purchased the mill last year after it closed in 2015. The company has since invested $46 million in upgrades and hired 130 people from more than 1,000 applicants.
The mill reopened last month and produced its first bales of unbleached softwood pulp on July 31. The company held a grand reopening celebration on August 13 that was attended by Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Angus King and 2nd District U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, along with Nine Dragons Chairlady Yan Cheung.Follow us on social media: