No injuries after fiery dust explosion in Abbotsford

It was a dramatic visual, but nobody was injured in a dust explosion in Abbotsford, B.C. today.

It happened at a manufacturing plant in Abbotsford this afternoon

Crews in Abbotsford, B.C. fight a fire in an industrial hopper on September 12, 2016. (Kevin Macdonald)

It was a dramatic visual, but nobody was injured in a dust explosion in Abbotsford, B.C. today.

It happened just after 1 p.m. PT, as fire crews dealt with a fire inside a hopper at a furniture plant on Peardonville Road.

"As we were working through the hopper, there was a slight dust explosion that occurred as we tried to mitigate the fire," said Ron Hull, assistant fire chief for Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

It's possible he understated the explosion.

"It's just the dust meets oxygen and catches fire at a rapid pace," said Hull. 

"It can be very dangerous, it has a bit of a concussion feel to it."

Although there were no injuries, it took some time for crews to completely extinguish the blaze.