Canada Surrey barge fire producing considerable smoke across Metro Vancouver

20:26  10 august  2018
20:26  10 august  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

Fire raging on barge at industrial site in Surrey

  Fire raging on barge at industrial site in Surrey The fire is burning in the Bridgeview neighbourhood and is sending a massive plume of black smoke hundreds of feet into the air. It's believed to be burning on a barge at an industrial site near the Pattullo Bridge.The fire is affecting traffic in the area.There are also reports of a few small explosions as well.WATCH: Surrey barge fire captured on time lapse video— More to come.BREAKING: Fire raging at industrial area in #Surrey. Contained to a barge right now, but it’s fully involved and smoke is billowing. Avoid the area if you can, Hearing a few small explosions as well #Breaking#SurreyFire#Firepic.twitter.

I hired Metro Vancouver Fire Prevention to replace the Fire Extinguishers and their price was very affordable and they completed the job within 24 hours. ~ Bill, Surrey , BC.

Dozens of residents across Metro Vancouver woke up this morning to the sight and smell of smoke from the Burns Bog Fire burning in Delta.

Smoke billowing from the burning barge in Surrey Friday morning. Credit: Chris Allard / Global News. © Provided by Corus Media Holdings, Inc. Smoke billowing from the burning barge in Surrey Friday morning. Credit: Chris Allard / Global News.

The Surrey barge fire continues to produce considerable smoke across Metro Vancouver on Friday morning.

Residents across the region report smelling toxic smoke from areas such as Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver.

The smoke is being created by a scrap metal fire on a barge near the Pattullo Bridge.

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Fire raging on barge at industrial site in Surrey

WATCH: Acrid smoke from barge fire chokes Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is warning about the smoke, telling everyone to seek shelter, close windows and doors and reduce indoor pollution sources.

One dead, one hurt in Surrey, B.C. stabbing

  One dead, one hurt in Surrey, B.C. stabbing SURREY, B.C. - One man has died and another is injured after what RCMP in Surrey, B.C., say appears to be a targeted knife attack. Police say they were called to Surrey's Guildford neighbourhood late Monday afternoon for a report of a stabbing. One victim was rushed to hospital and the RCMP news release says a second injured man was dropped at a local hospital a short time later. The second man died and police say the first man is being treated for serious wounds.Investigators believe the two stabbings are related but say the apparently targeted incident does not pose a risk to the general public.

Surrey is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada, located south of the Fraser River and north of the Canada–United States border.

Smoke from a bog fire in Richmond, B.C. wildfires, and fires as far away as Greece contributed to a Langley, Surrey and Pitt Meadows also showed a “high” pollutant rating when it came to fine particulate matter. — Metro Vancouver (@ MetroVancouver ) July 27, 2018. However, across B.C., more

The issue is the fine particulate matter in the air, which can cause health problems for pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Anyone who shows symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest discomfort, should seek medical advice.

An air quality advisory is already in place for eastern Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley due to high concentrations of ground-level ozone from the wildfires burning in B.C.

Crews battling large fire in rural area of Chilliwack

  Crews battling large fire in rural area of Chilliwack One woman living in the area said she saw large flames and embers flying through the air when the fire was in its early stages. Chilliwack crews had to shuttle water up to the fire through the night as there are no hydrants in the area. It's unclear what started the fire, but several residents in the area were told by police to prepare to leave their homes. Crews appeared to have the fire under control just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

As wildfires burn across large parts of British Columbia , there is growing concern that the fire danger extends to urban areas like Metro Vancouver . The sign reads: “ Surrey Fire Service attended a preventable fire at this location. Please use your ashtray and smoke responsibly.”

Smoke from a structure fire on Alaska Way in Delta could be seen across Metro Vancouver on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Erika Loutzenhiser/Twitter).

Ground-level ozone is produced when pollutants react with sunlight during the hot parts of a day.

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Air quality advisory for Fraser Valley upgraded due to wildfire smoke

Now, the region says high concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the eastern Fraser Valley are a concern as well.

Fine particulate matter refers to airborne solid or liquid droplets smaller than 2.5 micrometres in size, which can easily penetrate indoors because they are so small.

—with files from Simon Little

Witness recounts horrific scene of Jasper, Alta. collision that killed 6 people .
As he rushed to help victims of a horrific highway crash, Gagan Sidhu saw a body inside one vehicle already engulfed in flames. About eight people tended to two men lying on the shoulder of Highway 93.One victim was unresponsive by the time Sidhu arrived. So he knelt and began to care for the other man. "Look in my eyes and blink," Sidhu said.© Gagan Sidhu Gagan Sidhu from Surrey, B.C., was among several people who helped care for victims after Tuesday's highway crash south of Jasper. The man stirred but his eyes did not open.

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