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Large Richmond fire causing major delays on Knight Street Bridge (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

DH Vancouver Staff Jun 16, 2017 8:09 am 10,384

A tall column of smoke from a major fire burning at a building on Mitchell Island in Richmond can be seen from kilometres away.

The fire began at approximately 2 pm this afternoon and is causing major delays on the Knight Street Bridge between Vancouver and Richmond, according to RCMP.

As well, access to Mitchell Island from the bridge has been closed.

Due to congestion, police are asking drivers to avoid the bridge until further notice.

Local firefighters have responded to the scene.

More on this as it develops…

Big #fire on #Mitchellisland #richmond #vancouve #gvrd #mitchell

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There’s a fire in #Richmond right now and it’s growing fast. #fire

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Big blaze on #MitchellIsland #Richmond #Vancouver #Fire @dailyhivevancouver

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#Richmond #fire #firefighters

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