Massive blaze erupts at plastics recycling facility in New West’s Queensborough area Monday – BC

Massive blaze erupts at plastics recycling facility in New West’s Queensborough area Monday - BC

Fire crews from New Westminster, Delta and Richmond joined forces to battle a humongous four-alarm blaze in an industrial area of New West’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday night.

A massive plume of smoke and the brilliant glow of orange flames lit up the night sky and could be seen from around metro Vancouver.


A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Emma Peterson

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Emma Peterson

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Emma Peterson

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Fire crews were called in around 7:20 p.m. Monday night after receiving reports of fire burning in a plastics recycling facility at Derwent Way and Salter Street.

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So far, there is no word on a cause, or any reports of injuries.

The public is asked to avoid the area, and residents are advised to close their windows and remain indoors.

It’s the second massive blaze in New Westminster in a month. On September 13, a huge fire that engulfed the timber wharf section of Westminster Pier Park burned for days before being extinguished.

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A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Aimee Chung

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Aimee Chung

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Aimee Chung

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.

A huge fire burning in an industrial area of New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood Monday evening.


Aimee Chung


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The flames from Monday night’s blaze at a New Westminster plastics recycling facility forms the backdrop behind this quiet Queensborough neighbourhood.

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Crews say fire burning section of New Westminster’s Pier Park ‘could burn for days’


Crews say fire burning section of New Westminster’s Pier Park ‘could burn for days’




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