Black smoke from fire at Richmond recycling plant seen across Metro Vancouver

Richmond fire crews were busy Saturday evening battling a blaze at a recycling plant. Credit: Reid Cohoon.

Fire crews in Richmond, B.C., were called to a recycling plant near River Road and Knox Way Saturday night.

The fire, which created thick, black smoke was seen across the Lower Mainland.

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Fire Chief Tim Wilkinson said in a tweet the fire was second alarm, and contained to the recycling plant.

He also said there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.

Emergency Health Services confirmed they sent one ambulance to assist any firefighters, but no one was at the plant when the blaze happened.

Wilkinson asked the public to help firefighters by staying away from the area.

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