The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers Recycling Depot ablaze

Firefighters from Smithers, Telkwa and Houston on scene, video to follow

A fire broke out at the Smithers recycling depot shortly after 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

“I did just get off the phone with [Chief Stecko] and he confirmed that it’s a large complex fire, it’s spread from the yard into the building and [our] fire department has all of its resources on the fire right now,” said Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach.

Telkwa and Houston also sent firefighters and equipment to the scene.

VIDEO:

No injuries have been reported.

“Whenever something like this happens we’re always concerned for people’s safety and I did hear from the Smithers RCMP that everybody got out of the building,” Bachrach said. “We’re always concerned about human life and safety and it’s a day when we’re really thankful that we have the volunteer fire department and the resources that we do.

“This is a big fire and it sounds like they’re going to be there for a while.”

 

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

The Smithers recycling depot was on fire May 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Just Posted

Convicted animal abuser to return to B.C. court May 21

Catherine Jessica Adams is facing a breach of probation charge

Concerns over democracy as Senate committee votes to nix oil tanker ban

Critics of the Senate’s recommendation to kill Bill C-48 say it goes against popular will

Northwest Fire Centre open burn ban lifted

Recent rain, cooler temperatures have lowered the region’s fire risk

Telkwa pot plant application passes review

Cannabis company claims new Health Canada regulations are working in its favour

Cullen demands action on Ecstall River

Failing to penalize parties involved undermines all salmon conservation efforts, MP says

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

B.C. residential school survivor’s indomitable human spirit centre of school play

Terrace theatre company plans to revive Nisga’a leader Larry Guno’s Bunk #7 next year

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Former B.C. Greyhound bus drivers head to Penticton for goodbye party

Big bash runs until Sunday, funded by drink cans left behind on busses over the years

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on another child at a Surrey park

The child was later released into his parents’ custody as Surrey RCMP continue their investigation

Most Read