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Barge goes up in flames on Fraser River

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The Global News helicopter captured these images of the latest Surrey barge fire on what appears to be a salvage vessel – Oct 30, 2018

Another barge caught fire on the Fraser River just west of the Port Mann Bridge Tuesday.

The Vancouver Port Authority said the call came in around 10 a.m. about a fire on board a salvage vessel, sending up a massive plume of smoke that could be seen from New Westminster and Coquitlam.

Vancouver Fire Rescue responded to the call as the Surrey Fire Department could not gain access to the barge.

There is no word yet on the cause of the blaze or whether anyone has been hurt.

The port authority says there were no hazardous materials on board the vessel but it is not yet known what the barge was carrying.

Several people could be seen on board the vessel, trying to extinguish the blaze.

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This fire comes after another blaze on Oct. 10 that broke out on a Schnitzer Steel metal recycling barge just north of the Pattullo Bridge.

READ MORE: Fire breaks out yet again on recycling barge in Surrey

A Schnitzer barge also caught fire in August, prompting Metro Vancouver to issue an air quality advisory.

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