Large fire at plywood storage facility in Chilliwack contained
No injuries from the fire were reported
Fire crews have contained a large fire at a Windsor Plywood storage facility in Chilliwack.
The fire was reported at around 2:30 p.m. on Friday on Vedder Road near Alder Avenue, city spokeswoman Jamie Leggatt said.
She said the cause is unknown but appears to have been an accident. Eight fire trucks with about 40 firefighters responded to the fire, she said.
Vedder Road was closed as firefighters doused flames. A rail line behind the building is also closed, Leggatt said.
A new apartment building is going up right beside the plywood store. Protecting that building is a priority for fire crews, Leggatt said.
No nearby residents have been asked to evacuate and no injuries were reported.
Anika Nicoletti, who works at a nearby pizza shop, first noticed the flames at around 3 p.m.
"It was just super smoky, there were flames," she said. "It was pretty big."
BC Hydro reported power outages in the area, affecting about 4,000 people. Power has since been restored.