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Large fire raging at Squamish (BC) Terminals

A fire at Squamish Terminals is causing massive damage to the docks and creating noxious smoke that can be seen and smelled throughout the region.

It started just before 6:30 p.m. next to or on a Star Atlantic Timber Carrier, but quickly spread throughout the docks.

A coast guard hovercraft and inshore rescue boat is on scene, along with local fire and police crews. Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman is advising residents to stay indoors to avoid the smoke.

“Our suspicion is that there’s creosote pilings on fire, so you’re getting quite a noxious smell. We’re really asking people to shelter in place, stay indoors. There’s no evacuation in place, but we really want people to be smart and healthy,” said Heintzman.

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