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Plan in place to ensure safety at old mill site

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Over two months after a big sawdust fire sparked up again at the old Boise Cascade Mill in Yakima, city officials say they're happy with the plan outlined to fix the problem. 

After the last fire, the city ordered Dunollie Enterprises, who now owns the site, to have three employee's on hand around the clock to watch the huge piles of sawdust.

Dunollie has also installed thermal sensors to be able to keep a closer eye on rising temperatures.

"As soon as we had the last fire they were on board and said, tell us what we have to do. I am very satisfied that this has taken care of the problem," said Code Manager, Joe Caruso.

There has also been talk to develop the site into a commercial area for businesses, but Caruso says until all the sawdust and bark is cleaned up and moved out those plans will have to wait.