A large wildfire in Richmond has closed down part of the Westminster Highway this morning.
FIRE UPDATE / TRAFFIC ALERT: fire crews are attending a wild land fire in #RichmondBC approx. 1,000 ft NW from Shell Rd & Westminster Hwy. It will require a lot of water/soaking therefore Westminster Hwy is closed in the area to accommodate water hoses. https://t.co/nGYrGliPn5
— Richmond, BC Alerts (@RichmondBCAlert) July 27, 2018
The fire is burning in a forested area approximately 1,000 feet northwest of the intersection of Shell Road and Westminster Highway.
Watch out for a fire in #Richmond that has Westminster Highway blocked both ways between No. 4 rd and Shell. Use Alderbridge Way as an alternate!!@AM730Traffic @CKNW @jonmccomb980 @Gordmac980 pic.twitter.com/Xx5Pspr3HX
— Dahn Powers (@DahnPowers) July 27, 2018
Smoke from the fire can also be seen in parts of Vancouver.
The view from 59th and Main. The fire in Richmond!! pic.twitter.com/nFg8SaJ1iS
— Tricia Barker (@TriciaBarker49) July 27, 2018
More to come…