Firefighters tackle a feed mill fire on Simpson Road in Chilliwack Tuesday morning.

Firefighters tackle a feed mill fire on Simpson Road in Chilliwack Tuesday morning.

Firefighters battle feed mill fire in Chilliwack

Firefighters are on scene tackling a feed mill fire on Simpson Road in Chilliwack.

  • Jul. 30, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Firefighters were on-scene tackling a feed mill fire on Simpson Road in Chilliwack Tuesday morning.

Neighbours said they heard an explosion and saw what appeared to be a “huge dust cloud” on Simpson  near Unsworth Road at about 11 a.m. A hole in the east wall of the building was visible as a result of the fire.

Fire crews were dispatched from several fire halls in Chilliwack. Upon arrival they reported smoke coming from the roof and vents of an industrial feed mill.

They also found flames and smoke coming from vents and the attic.

“The fire was very difficult to extinguish due to restricted access to the interior of the machinery spaces and the attic,” said assistant chief Jim MacDonald.

The mill sustained heavy fire and smoke damage.

There were no reports of injuries.