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Fire & Explosions At Surrey Propane Recycling Plant Has Closed Highway 17

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Photo: @AkikoMurako / Twitter

A fire broke out on Monday afternoon at the Pacific Propane Container Recycling Ltd. in Surrey, shutting down the entire area.

Surrey deputy fire chief Mark Griffioen said that the local fire department received a call at around 1:20 p.m. with reports of a fire. The incident left one person injured, but the severity of their injuries is currently unknown.

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Highway 17 between 128th and 117 Avenue was completely closed, but has since reopened partially. Eastbound has re-opened from Bridgeview Drive, while westbound traffic is blocked at 104th to all vehicles.

Reports came out that said neighbours heard multiple explosions occur. They even say they saw small propane tanks fly across the sky and over the highway.

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The fire for the most part is now under control and smoke from the site is slowly starting to disappear.

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