Mission firefighters battle to keep a mill fire contained. / Kevin Mills Photo

UPDATE: Mission mill fire under control (with video)

A mill fire on Harbour Avenue in Mission is now out, no cause has been determined at this time

A mill fire on Harbour Avenue has kept Mission firefighters busy for most of Saturday night.

Mission Fire Rescue Service received a call at about 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16, reporting a blaze at a mill located north of the dock.

When firefighters arrived, a large cloud of smoke could be seen rising from the building. They discovered the main cedar shake building was fully involved.

“The fire was quite extensive when we arrived,” said Mission fire chief Dale Unrau.

Firefighters from all three halls were called in to battle the blaze, which was contained quite quickly.

By 9 p.m. the fire was out, with firefighters remaining on scene to ensure no hot spots flared up.

There was no one in the mill when the fire began and Unrau said there are no injuries to report.

“The upper floor of the mill has substantial damage,” said Unrau, adding that the roof of the mill has fallen into the building.

He estimated it could take month before the business was fully operational again.

Fire investigators are currently on scene. No cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Just Posted

Untrending: We are a competitive tribe

We used to compare ourselves to people we knew within our circles of friends and family.

Class sizes dropped from among the worst in B.C.

Maple Ridge trustees review statistics

Pitt Meadows gets new art gallery

Arts community celebrates during official opening Saturday

VIDEO: emergency landing near Langley airport

Plane lost power during take-off

Heavy downpours expected in parts of Metro Vancouver

Heavy rain will begin to ease off Sunday evening as the frontal system moves south out of the area

Maple Ridge remembers

Remembrance Day ceremony and parade in downtown Maple Ridge.

Surrey’s Sourdif makes Giant debut

Vancouver Giants coach among those impressed by Surrey teen

Giants ground Rockets in WHL action

Vancouver builds early lead, never looks back in 6-1 win at Langley Events Centre

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

Most Read