Massive fire near Highway 1 in Abbotsford causes major delays
Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:20PM PDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:40AM PDT
A massive industrial fire near Highway 1 in Abbotsford caused major traffic delays Wednesday.
The blaze was first reported at around 6 p.m. in the area of Mount Lehman Road and Fraser Way.
The fire appears to have started at a lumber business called Precision Custom. An RV dealership is also located nearby.
Images from the scene showed a thick plume of smoke billowing from the area. Witnesses also reported hearing several explosions.
Highway 1 was closed in both directions between 264 Street in Langley and Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford. The roadway was reopened shortly after 7 p.m. but was down to a single lane in each direction.
The Fraser Highway was also closed from Ross Road to Mount Lehman Road. Mount Lehman was closed from Automall Drive to Simpson Road.
Fraser hwy will be closed w/b @ Mt Leh & e/b @ Maclure & Blue Jay.— Abbotsford Police (@AbbyPoliceDept) August 10, 2017