Firefighters battled an early-morning fire at a Richmond recycling facility on Wednesday.

Crews were called to Mitchell Island just before 3 a.m. after a hearth broke out at Richmond Steel Recycling, situated in the world of Mitchell Road and Eburne Way.

They arrived to search out burning cars and flames shooting into the sky, together with thick plumes of smoke.

“We’re coping with lots of crushed and scrapped cars here,” battalion chief Gord Graebel said.

“There have been plenty of explosions that were occurring as we were on scene here, but those have subsided now and we’re now right into a little bit of an overhaul operation.”

Nobody was injured. There isn’t a word yet on what sparked the fireplace.


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