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Grain Elevator Fire at Vancouver Port

Incident at Saskatchewan-based Viterra lasted nearly 40 hours

Fire orange emergency burning

Fire crews finally extinguished a stubborn fire in a grain elevator at the Port of Vancouver that burned for around 40 hours, reports CTV News.

Firefighters surrounded the facility operated by the Saskatchewan-based grain company Viterra around 7 p.m. Thursday night, and were still on scene at that time Friday.

On Friday, crews told CTV News Vancouver they were struggling to put the fire out, and were trying to come up with a different tactic to attack it. Since it began, the fire has flared up in a different spot inside the facility, crews said.

Viterra spokesperson Peter Flengeris said the fire was under control and had been since Thursday night, but he was unsure of what caused the incident or what exactly was burning.

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