A large fire has broken out in Richmond, causing a plume of smoke on Mitchell Island.
Crews are currently battling the flames, which allegedly broke out just before 8 pm.
The fire has completely engulfed a building and is reportedly causing sporadic explosions.
This area has seen fire before, in January when a metal and scrap recycling plant located at the 13000 block of Mitchell Road was also on fire – and it is likely this is the same spot that is on fire now.
Richmond Fire Rescue has yet to comment on the cause.
— Jordana Springgay (@CTVJordana) October 13, 2017
— Nuggets Drooling (@nuggetsdrooling) October 13, 2017
This is a photo I didn’t take of a massive fire I drove by on Mitchell Island, the road leading to the blaze lined with emergency vehicles.
— Andrew Ferguson (@warandpeace) October 13, 2017
Pretty nasty fire on Mitchell Island. Lots of explosions. Neighbours said houses shook in Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/rMGT5uILOu
— ILiveInEastVan (@ILiveInEastVan) October 13, 2017