Firefighters extinguish blaze at Flavelle Cedar Mill in Port Moody
Evacuations and road closures lifted after fire burns for more than 5 hours
Port Moody firefighters spent more than five hours battling a fire at the Flavelle Cedar Mill in Port Moody.
UPDATE: Flavelle fire has been extinguished.Evacuation of Rocky Point area near the mill has been lifted. All roads will be reopened shortly—@PortMoodyFR
Fire at Flavelle Cedar mill in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PortMoody?src=hash">#PortMoody</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/TriCityNews">@TriCityNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/PT2jEF1YDW">pic.twitter.com/PT2jEF1YDW</a>—@LinagoGal
Coquitlam firefighters assisted with the fire along with the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service's fireboat.
Getting some help from the fire boat at Flavelle fire <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/portmoody?src=hash">#portmoody</a> <a href="https://t.co/NFV8v675Jl">pic.twitter.com/NFV8v675Jl</a>—@CityofPoMo
Officials with the City of Port Moody said the fire started in the conveyor system and spread to the chip piles but did not extend to the sawmill itself.
Rocky Point Park, including the pool and restaurants, were evacuated as firefighters worried about smoke blowing in that direction.
Meanwhile, traffic around the mill site was stalled as roads were closed during the fire.
In 2015, there was also a fire at the mill, but it was quickly brought under control.
B.C. Ambulance says it had paramedics on site, but no one required medical assistance.
Firefighters have not yet said what caused the fire.
Fire at Flavelle Mill - lots of smoke and traffic issues, but no reports of injuries at this time. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/portmoody?src=hash">#portmoody</a> <a href="https://t.co/wNRYpSkQ9B">pic.twitter.com/wNRYpSkQ9B</a>—@MikeEClay