Burnaby coffee roasting facility damaged in 2-alarm blaze
"The heat right now is a real challenge for our people," said fire officials
Burnaby firefighters were busy with a 2-alarm blaze at a warehouse late Tuesday night.
It broke out just after 11 p.m. at a coffee roasting facility in the 3900-block of Myrtle Street.
The fire is believed to have started inside, where the Pistol and Burnes coffee company roasts their beans.
Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the warehouse when the first crews arrived.
Officials said the crews made an aggressive attack on the fire, preventing the blaze from spreading further through the facility.
Crews battle blaze in hot weather
"Of course the heat right now is a real challenge for our people," said Deputy Chief Chris Bowcock with the Burnaby Fire Department.
"They're working hard in our gear... but they were very committed early on and very aggressive, and got in front of the curve of this fire."
One of the employees of the coffee roaster phoned 911 after he started to smell smoke coming from the building.
He told CBC News all the roasting equipment was turned off hours before the fire started.
Bowcock said the interior of the building sustained significant damage.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.