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Fire at Canada Post’s YVR processing centre result of burning truck

A thick plume of black smoke was visible over a Canada Post facility at YVR on Friday.
A thick plume of black smoke was visible over a Canada Post facility at YVR on Friday. Pat O'Connor

Canada Post says a fire at its Richmond processing centre near the YVR airport was caused by a truck fire.

The agency says the fire was in the cab of a truck parked in the dock of its Richmond plant.

Richmond fire crews extinguish a fire in a truck cab on Friday.
Richmond fire crews extinguish a fire in a truck cab on Friday. @geedubya9/Twitter

Canada Post said some smoke got into the facility, and that workers were briefly evacuated.

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The fire was completely extinguished Friday afternoon, and employees returned to work.

Photos posted to social media showed a thick column of black smoke rising over the facility.

Richmond fire crews extinguish a fire in a truck cab on Friday.
Richmond fire crews extinguish a fire in a truck cab on Friday. @geedubya9/Twitter

A spokesperson for YVR said the fire was mostly out by 3:45 p.m., and that there was no impact to flight operations.

Global News is waiting for more information from the Richmond Fire Rescue Department.

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