A recycling truck caught fire in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

A recycling truck caught fire in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

VIDEO: Recycling truck catches fire at Maple Ridge gas station

Huge plume of smoke, nearby Tim Horton’s evacuated

A recycling truck caught on fire at a Maple Ridge gas station and a nearby Tim Horton’s was evacuated.

Emergency crews responded to the fire just after 10 a.m. Tuesday after report of a huge plume of smoke at a gas station by the former Safeway location off Dewdney Trunk Road near Maple Meadows Way.

A recycling truck was on fire at the gas station by what is now FreshCo.

The driver of the vehicle has been located.

Some businesses in the area, including a Tim Horton’s, were evacuated.

The entire cab of the truck was destroyed, and firefighters were using a chainsaw and axes to cut into it.

• More information as details become available.


 

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