Maple Ridge recycling facility gutted by fire
Fire crews were in Maple Ridge late on Monday night, putting out a fire that gutted a recycling facility.
Jordan Jiang, CTV News Vancouver
Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:07AM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:07AM PDT
A drum recycling facility has been destroyed by a large fire Monday night according to Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue.
The fire started around 7:30 p.m.
"On arrival we had a building that was significantly involved with fire, we upgraded this to a second alarm," said Deputy Fire Chief Michael Van Dop.
Video posted to social media shows plumes of black smoke billowing into the air.
"The crews did a fantastic job this evening, this was a two-alarm fire, 10 trucks, approximately 40 personnel. This was a significant fire for us here and the crews did an outstanding job in getting a handle on it early," said Van Dop.
According to Van Dop, the facility recycles drums by rinsing, cleaning and repainting them so they have future use.
"The building itself is largely consumed, we’re still working on the cause and origin of the fire," Van Dop said.
There were no hazardous material concerns, and no injuries as the facility was unoccupied at the time of the fire.
A fire investigator will be on scene Tuesday to determine a cause of the fire.