Credits: SUN NEWS NETWORK
According to abbynews.com, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service was called to Absolute Lumber Products at about 4 a.m.
When crews arrived, the plant was fully engulfed and flames were shooting high in the air. Smoke was so thick over areas of the city that it set off fire alarms at apartment buildings several kilometres away, the site says.
It took crews about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control, and they are expected to be on the scene well into the day.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
According to the website for Absolute Lumber Products, the plant produces more than 75,000 board feet of pallet cut stock in a day.
This is the third fire at a B.C. mill in five months.
Last month, two workers were killed in a Prince George sawmill explosion.
And two workers died after a blast at Babine Forest Products in Burns Lake, in January.