VANCOUVER — The wildfires ripping through British Columbia’s Interior are beginning to exact an economic toll, forcing companies in the forestry and mining sectors to scale back or suspend operations altogether.“We saw a really, really bad fire issue in 2003 in the region, but nothing this widespread,” said Greg Munden, president of Munden Ventures Ltd. The log hauling and harvesting company shut down harvesting operations two weeks ago.About 30 to 40 logging companies spanning from Merritt, B.C., to several hundred kilometres north in Williams Lake have also shut down harvesting operations, Munden said.As of Monday morning, most areas ceased hauling operations as well, while some companies stopped work at their mills, he added.West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX:WFT) closed its 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Chasm, B.C., locations as of the afternoon of Sunday, July 9, according to a statement.The company’s mills near active fires “have staff and resources that are being deployed to protect our facilities and the community,” the statement said.Norbord Inc. (TSX:OSB) says it has shut down its wood panel mill, also in 100 Mile House, and it’s assessing what impact the fires will have on its production schedule.The company says all of the mill’s employees safely left the area, with no reported injuries, and the site was secure at the time of the evacuation.Tolko Industries Ltd. said on its Facebook page that its two Williams Lake locations, the Lakeview and Soda Creek mills, would not open Monday and managers would meet daily to determine whether to open going forward.Meanwhile, in the mining industry, Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) said it significantly reduced operations at the Mount Polley open pit copper and gold mine in the Williams Lake area.Imperial Metals says many of the roads used to access the site have been closed and if critical supplies such as fuel are no longer available, the mine may suspend operations altogether.Currently, neither the local communities nor the province can expect to feel a significant economic impact, said Harry Nelson, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia.A company like West Fraser, for example, can ramp up production at its other locations to mitigate losses from the closed site, said Nelson, who teaches in the department of forest resource management.If the fires continue to grow, however, it can get more difficult to make up lost production, he said.“I think we’re still aways from that, hopefully.”If companies start losing buildings, like mills, to the fires, Nelson said, local communities could feel the brunt of the fallout if a producer chooses not to rebuild in the area.Nelson pointed to a Tolko Industries sawmill in Louis Creek, B.C., that was destroyed in a 2003 fire. The company chose not to rebuild, citing economic forces at play at the time.The fire appears to be within a couple kilometres of the Norbord mill, wrote Paul C. Quinn, an RBC Dominion Securities Inc. analyst, in a note. He added it’s assumed business interruption and commercial insurance would cover potential losses, which could include roughly $140 million to $145 million to replace the mill.In 2003, wildfires in the province cost the B.C. economy $1.3 billion in direct fire suppression costs and indirect economic losses, according to a paper by the provincial Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.
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The Bay campus of Swansea University has been evacuated as a precaution(Picture – C&J) pic.twitter.com/YvrVB3Vi4H— Swansea Sound (@swanseasound) February 17, 2018 “It’s only when I tweeted that others then mentioned the same thing that it became apparent it was a quake.”Ashleigh Lewis, an 18-year-old university student living in Bath, also felt the tremor. She said: “I was just in my flat, the bed started shaking. I thought it was my neighbour downstairs, but when I looked the entire room was shaking, it was so strange.”In the wake of the tremor Swansea University was evacuated as a precaution, however police in the Welsh city urged people not to call the emergency services unless they had injuries or damage to report. I appear to have missed an earthquake in Cardiff. In a disaster movie, I’m that unnamed character listening to music on over-sized headphones who turns around to see a tornado/fireball/tidal wave bearing down on him when it’s just too late.— David Llewellyn (@TheDaiLlew) February 17, 2018 “I wasn’t sure what it was at first as it’s not usual for the UK, and we have demolition work down the road so I thought it could be that. The largest earthquake to hit the UK for a decade has struck in Wales and been felt as far away as Birmingham, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.People reported feeling buildings shake and a university was evacuated as the 4.4 magnitude tremor happened around 2pm. The quake’s epicentre was registered around 12 miles north east of Swansea and its hypocentre, the point where the shift actually happened, was five miles under the surface of the earth.The BGS said earthquakes of this magnitude occur in the UK around once every two to three years.A spokesman for the BGS said: “It was a reasonably sized earthquake. This earthquake has been felt across a large area of Wales and England with the furthest reports so far from Birmingham and Devon. The whole building just rocked, The Championship shield moved but is safe.🏆 #Earthquake #Wales pic.twitter.com/jlvEAAim1Z— Mountain Ash GC (@MountainAshGolf) February 17, 2018 The quake also temporarily halted first half play in Port Talbot FC’s Welsh Football League Division One match against Taff’s Well A.F.C. Saturday’s earthquake was the largest to hit the UK since the 5.2 magnitude one, which struck near the Lincolnshire town of Market Rasen in February 2008.That quake was felt across the UK, and as far away as Ireland. It resulted in some buildings being damaged and a 19-year-old man suffering a broken pelvis when a chimney collapsed in south Yorkshire. Carnage here #WeWillRebuild #Cardiff #Earthquake pic.twitter.com/QaSks8WfZu— Geoff Hunt (@geoffhunt10) February 17, 2018 43′ – temporary stop in play. A recorded earthquake in the area. Incredible.— Port Talbot Town FC (@PortTalbotTown) February 17, 2018 The largest known British earthquake occurred in 1931 near the Dogger Bank, a large sandbank the North Sea off the east coast of England, at a magnitude of 6.1. “This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the Market Rasen earthquake in 2008.”There have been no reports yet of serious damage or injuries with many people taking to social media to ask if others had felt the minor quake.Tom Haden felt the quake while cooking at his home in Redcliffe, in the centre of Bristol, and initially thought it was building works.The 27-year-old software engineer told the Telegraph: “I was cooking in the apartment here and just felt the floor shake, few things shaking and swaying in here; [it] lasted all of about 10 seconds. Meanwhile for many other people the incident was a point of mirth or an excuse to reacquaint themselves with their neighbours, while some missed it altogether. First time I’ve spoke to half of my neighbours in about 5 years so that was nice 😂 #earthquake— Bowen Lloyd (@bowen_ace) February 17, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Despite being 60 miles from the shore it was powerful enough to cause minor damage to buildings near the coast.The most serious earthquake to happen in the UK hit the Colchester area in 1884 and damaged more than 1,000 buildings, collapsing chimneys and cracking walls open.