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At 5 a.m. on Friday morning, the Biomass Boiler was toppled by way of a controlled explosion. Since then, heavy equipment has been biting away at the building, with the material destined to be sold for scrap. It its former life, the building was a state of the art boiler, which created power from waste wood for the mill. It was built in part through a $23-million loan from the province in 2009. That loan was forgiven by the Wynne administration, after the closure of the mill. The boiler is one of the last buildings to be demolished in the southern end of the former mill property. For a video of the early morning collapse, visit the Fort Frances Times on Facebook.

– Allan Bradbury photo