Mitchell Island fire sends cloud of black smoke over South Vancouver
Police and fire crews on scene, cause unclear
A large fire burned on Mitchell Island, between the cities of Vancouver and Richmond, for much of Friday.
Police and fire crews are on the scene, but it is unclear what caused the fire and what exactly was burning.
Explosions and popping were heard coming from what appeared to be a scrap yard.
Large fire burning on Mitchell Island. Can hear explosions and popping coming from what looks like a scrap yard. <a href="https://twitter.com/iaff1286">@iaff1286</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/cbcnewsbc">@cbcnewsbc</a> <a href="https://t.co/1MwdnYGZB9">pic.twitter.com/1MwdnYGZB9</a>—@gpsmendoza
The fire was no longer visible by 5 p.m. PT.
With files from Gian-Paolo Mendoza.