UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Fireball engulfs firefighters in dust explosion at furniture plant, no injuries

Fire crews miraculously escape injury during blaze Monday at business on Peardonville Road.

Crews responded to a fire at an industrial site on Peardonville Road in west Abbotsford on Monday afternoon.



There are no reports of any injuries after a large dust explosion that overtook firefighters battling a blaze at an industrial building on Peardonville Road in west Abbotsford.

Flames took hold in a hopper storing dust at a furniture manufacturer just before 1 p.m. According to witnesses, crews were dousing the hopper when it was opened. Dust spilled forth and instantly ignited.

Thanks to their equipment, though, the firefighters on the scene were uninjured.

Employees from the business have been evacuated and fire crews from multiple halls have been dispatched.

By 1:35, the fire appeared to be extinguished.

Watch abbynews.com for more.

 

 

Just Posted

If it snows, move your car

Streets in Mission that have cars parked on them, won’t get plowed this winter

Man accused of shooting at border agents loses final bid to appeal extradition order

Nathan Hall was arrested in Abbotsford following cross-border manhunt in 2013

#MeToo at work: B.C. women share horrifyingly common sexual assaults

It happens to more people than you might think and impacts women inside and outside of the workplace

Abbotsford man charged with two child porn offences

Investigation against Jeremy Allen Willms, 42, began in April

Andy Sidhu appointed new chancellor at UFV

Third person to take on university role, first established in 2008

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Debt-to-household-income ratio rises in third quarter

Total household credit market debt grew to $2.11 trillion in the third quarter

B.C. Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

RCMP documents say Const. Brian Eden sent sexually inappropriate photos to 17-year-old girl

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Update: Small fire near Maple Ridge tent city

Occurred outside camp Wednesday night

Four dog deaths investigated in Cranbrook

One vet suggests a parallel to these deaths and similar ones in 2016

Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Okanagan

Five cases in last six months among 15- to 19-year-olds, including one in Vernon

Military life gives way to chance as author

Retired Chilliwack officer pens book about life in Afghanistan

Province rejects Ajax mine in Kamloops

KGHM Ajax had proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, just southwest of Kamloops

Most Read