Canada Surrey barge fire producing considerable smoke across Metro Vancouver

20:26  10 august  2018
20:26  10 august  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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I hired Metro Vancouver Fire Prevention to replace the Fire Extinguishers and their price was very affordable and they completed the job within 24 hours. ~ Bill, Surrey , BC.

Dozens of residents across Metro Vancouver woke up this morning to the sight and smell of smoke from the Burns Bog Fire burning in Delta.

Smoke billowing from the burning barge in Surrey Friday morning. Credit: Chris Allard / Global News. © Provided by Corus Media Holdings, Inc. Smoke billowing from the burning barge in Surrey Friday morning. Credit: Chris Allard / Global News.

The Surrey barge fire continues to produce considerable smoke across Metro Vancouver on Friday morning.

Residents across the region report smelling toxic smoke from areas such as Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver.

The smoke is being created by a scrap metal fire on a barge near the Pattullo Bridge.


Fire raging on barge at industrial site in Surrey

WATCH: Acrid smoke from barge fire chokes Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is warning about the smoke, telling everyone to seek shelter, close windows and doors and reduce indoor pollution sources.

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Surrey is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada, located south of the Fraser River and north of the Canada–United States border.

Smoke from a bog fire in Richmond, B.C. wildfires, and fires as far away as Greece contributed to a Langley, Surrey and Pitt Meadows also showed a “high” pollutant rating when it came to fine particulate matter. — Metro Vancouver (@ MetroVancouver ) July 27, 2018. However, across B.C., more

The issue is the fine particulate matter in the air, which can cause health problems for pregnant women, children, the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Anyone who shows symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest discomfort, should seek medical advice.

An air quality advisory is already in place for eastern Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley due to high concentrations of ground-level ozone from the wildfires burning in B.C.

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As wildfires burn across large parts of British Columbia , there is growing concern that the fire danger extends to urban areas like Metro Vancouver . The sign reads: “ Surrey Fire Service attended a preventable fire at this location. Please use your ashtray and smoke responsibly.”

Smoke from a structure fire on Alaska Way in Delta could be seen across Metro Vancouver on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Erika Loutzenhiser/Twitter).

Ground-level ozone is produced when pollutants react with sunlight during the hot parts of a day.


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Now, the region says high concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the eastern Fraser Valley are a concern as well.

Fine particulate matter refers to airborne solid or liquid droplets smaller than 2.5 micrometres in size, which can easily penetrate indoors because they are so small.

—with files from Simon Little

Wildfire smoke blanketing Western Canada .
VANCOUVER - More smoky, hazy air is expected to blanket much of Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland today as nearly 600 wildfires continue to rage across British Columbia. Metro Vancouver announced Sunday it would continue a previous air quality advisory because of the high levels of fine particulate matter, which doctors say can be absorbed into the blood stream and lungs, causing exhaustion and confusion. Massive clouds of choking smoke from the wildfires has prompted air quality advisories for much of Western Canada and also forced the cancellations of two triathlons in B.C.'s Okanagan region on Sunday.© Provided by thecanadianpress.

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