British Columbia

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Flavelle Cedar Mill in Port Moody

Images showed smoke billowing from the site at 2400 Murray Street, while traffic was backed up for hours due to closed roads and Rocky Point Park, including two restaurants and one pool were evacuated.

Evacuations and road closures lifted after fire burns for more than 5 hours

Smoke can be seen billowing from the Flavelle Cedar Mill in Port Moody after a fire broke out Monday afternoon, July 18, 2016. (Denis Grenier/CBC)

Port Moody firefighters spent more than five hours battling a fire at the Flavelle Cedar Mill in Port Moody.

Coquitlam firefighters assisted with the fire along with the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service's fireboat.

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.

Police evacuated Rocky Point Park including the pool and restaurants over concerns about smoke from the fire at the Flavelle Cedar Mill at 2400 Murray Street in Port Moody. (Denis Grenier/CBC)

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.